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1964 Austin Princess vs. 1964 Austin Mini Cooper

To start off, both 1964 Austin Princess and 1964 Austin Mini Cooper were released in the same year (1964). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 43 more horse power than 1964 Austin Mini Cooper. (76 HP @ 5900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1964 Austin Princess should accelerate faster than 1964 Austin Mini Cooper. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1964 Austin Princess weights approximately 1530 kg more than 1964 Austin Mini Cooper. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1964 Austin Princess 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 1964 Austin Princess. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1964 Austin Mini Cooper, 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, 1964 Austin Princess (251 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 155 more torque (in Nm) than 1964 Austin Mini Cooper. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1964 Austin Princess will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1964 Austin Mini Cooper.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Austin Princess 1964 Austin Mini Cooper
Make Austin Austin
Model Princess Mini Cooper
Year Released 1964 1964
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3993 cc 1275 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 119 HP 76 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2180 kg 650 kg
Vehicle Length 5470 mm 3060 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1420 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 3360 mm 2040 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 50 L


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