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1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia vs. 2007 Volkswagen Touran

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Touran is newer by 41 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Volkswagen Touran is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Touran (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 110 more horse power than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (38 HP @ 3900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Touran should accelerate faster than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Touran weights approximately 689 kg more than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 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 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Touran, 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, 2007 Volkswagen Touran (200 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 111 more torque (in Nm) than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (89 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Touran will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia.

Compare all specifications:

1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 2007 Volkswagen Touran
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Karmann-Ghia Touran
Year Released 1966 2007
Body Type Convertible Minivan
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1285 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 38 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 3900 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 89 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 77 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 69 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 7.3:1 11.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 820 kg 1509 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.5 L/100km 7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 60 L


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