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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1958 Nissan 211

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 Nissan 211. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 Nissan 211 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 271 more horse power than 1958 Nissan 211. (34 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1958 Nissan 211. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 975 kg more than 1958 Nissan 211. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 578 more torque (in Nm) than 1958 Nissan 211. (67 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1958 Nissan 211.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1958 Nissan 211
Make Buick Nissan
Model Riviera 211
Year Released 1968 1958
Engine Size 7050 cc 988 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 34 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 67 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 925 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3880 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1470 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2230 mm


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