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1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia vs. 1973 Volkswagen 1302

To start off, 1973 Volkswagen 1302 is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia would be higher. At 1,285 cc (4 cylinders), 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia (43 HP @ 4100 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 1973 Volkswagen 1302. (34 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia should accelerate faster than 1973 Volkswagen 1302. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia weights approximately 90 kg more than 1973 Volkswagen 1302. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia (86 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Volkswagen 1302. (84 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Volkswagen 1302.

Compare all specifications:

1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1973 Volkswagen 1302
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Karmann-Ghia 1302
Year Released 1962 1973
Engine Position Rear Rear
Engine Size 1285 cc 1191 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 43 HP 34 HP
Engine RPM 4100 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 86 Nm 84 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 750 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4070 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1560 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2410 mm


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