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1966 Austin A 40 vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2003 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Austin A 40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Austin A 40 would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 203 more horse power than 1966 Austin A 40. (47 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 1966 Austin A 40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 903 kg more than 1966 Austin A 40. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1966 Austin A 40 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 1966 Austin A 40. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep, 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, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 289 more torque (in Nm) than 1966 Austin A 40. (81 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1966 Austin A 40.

Compare all specifications:

1966 Austin A 40 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Austin Saab
Model A 40 03-Sep
Year Released 1966 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1098 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 47 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 81 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 64.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.7 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 762 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 3690 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1520 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2220 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 29 L 61 L


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