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1966 Ford GT 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 Ford GT 40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Ford GT 40 would be higher. At 4,195 cc (8 cylinders), 1966 Ford GT 40 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1966 Ford GT 40 (350 HP @ 7200 RPM) has 100 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1966 Ford GT 40 should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 529 kg more than 1966 Ford GT 40.

Because 1966 Ford GT 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 Ford GT 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) has 285 more torque (in Nm) than 1966 Ford GT 40. (85 Nm). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1966 Ford GT 40.

Compare all specifications:

1966 Ford GT 40 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Ford Saab
Model GT 40 03-Sep
Year Released 1966 2003
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 4195 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 350 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 7200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 85 Nm 370 Nm
Engine Bore Size 95.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.9 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1136 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1040 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2420 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 125 L 61 L


 

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