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1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 would be higher. At 2,584 cc (6 cylinders), 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600. (163 HP @ 5900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 370 kg more than 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 13 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600. (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600.

Compare all specifications:

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Alfa Romeo Buick
Model 2600 LaCrosse
Year Released 1963 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2584 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 163 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1370 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 59 L


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