1968 AMC AMX vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 AMC AMX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 AMC AMX would be higher. At 6,386 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 AMC AMX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 AMC AMX (315 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 262 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 AMC AMX should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 AMC AMX weights approximately 427 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1968 AMC AMX 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 1968 AMC AMX. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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, 1968 AMC AMX (576 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 480 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 AMC AMX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 1968 AMC AMX has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 AMC AMX will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1968 AMC AMX||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||6386 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||8 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||315 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||4600 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||576 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3200 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1377 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4510 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1830 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1320 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2470 mm||2450 mm|