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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1949 Talbot Saoutchik

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Talbot Saoutchik. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Talbot Saoutchik would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 137 more horse power than 1949 Talbot Saoutchik. (168 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1949 Talbot Saoutchik. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 100 kg more than 1949 Talbot Saoutchik. 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. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1949 Talbot Saoutchik has manual transmission. 1949 Talbot Saoutchik will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1949 Talbot Saoutchik
Make Buick Talbot
Model Riviera Saoutchik
Year Released 1968 1949
Engine Size 7050 cc 4480 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1800 kg
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3160 mm


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