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1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia vs. 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

To start off, 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton is newer by 44 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 4,921 cc (10 cylinders), 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton (309 HP @ 3750 RPM) has 266 more horse power than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (43 HP @ 4100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton should accelerate faster than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton weights approximately 1566 kg more than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton will offer significantly more control. 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, 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton (750 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 664 more torque (in Nm) than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (86 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton has automatic transmission and 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia has manual transmission. 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Karmann-Ghia Phaeton
Year Released 1962 2006
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1285 cc 4921 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 10 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 43 HP 309 HP
Engine RPM 4100 RPM 3750 RPM
Torque 86 Nm 750 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 7.3:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 2406 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 5180 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 90 L


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