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1966 AC Cobra vs. 1975 Toyota Corona

To start off, 1975 Toyota Corona is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 AC Cobra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 AC Cobra would be higher. At 6,997 cc (8 cylinders), 1966 AC Cobra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1966 AC Cobra (410 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 326 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1966 AC Cobra should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1966 AC Cobra weights approximately 147 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1966 AC Cobra (651 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 516 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1966 AC Cobra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

1966 AC Cobra 1975 Toyota Corona
Make AC Toyota
Model Cobra Corona
Year Released 1966 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6997 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 410 HP 84 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 651 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 107.7 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 96 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1147 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 3970 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2510 mm


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