1964 Ford Taunus vs. 2001 Opel Zafira

To start off, 2001 Opel Zafira is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 1,998 cc (6 cylinders), 1964 Ford Taunus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Opel Zafira (98 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 1964 Ford Taunus. (85 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Opel Zafira should accelerate faster than 1964 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Zafira weights approximately 435 kg more than 1964 Ford Taunus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1964 Ford Taunus 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 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Opel Zafira, 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, 2001 Opel Zafira (220 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 72 more torque (in Nm) than 1964 Ford Taunus. (148 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2001 Opel Zafira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1964 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Ford Taunus 2001 Opel Zafira
Make Ford Opel
Model Taunus Zafira
Year Released 1964 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 85 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 148 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 18.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1050 kg 1485 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 58 L


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