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1964 Austin Princess vs. 1954 Austin A 40

To start off, 1964 Austin Princess is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 Austin A 40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 Austin A 40 would be higher. At 3,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1964 Austin Princess is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1964 Austin Princess (119 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 78 more horse power than 1954 Austin A 40. (41 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1964 Austin Princess should accelerate faster than 1954 Austin A 40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1964 Austin Princess weights approximately 1154 kg more than 1954 Austin A 40. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Austin Princess 1954 Austin A 40
Make Austin Austin
Model Princess A 40
Year Released 1964 1954
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3993 cc 1200 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 119 HP 41 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 7.2:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2180 kg 1026 kg
Vehicle Length 5470 mm 4130 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 3360 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 54 L


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