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1964 Ferrari 250 GTO vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 43 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO (296 HP @ 7500 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 6 more torque (in Nm) than 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. (294 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Ferrari 250 GTO 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ferrari Mercedes-Benz
Model 250 GTO SLK
Year Released 1964 2007
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2953 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 296 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 7500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 294 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1230 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2420 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 133 L 70 L


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