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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1962 Triumph Vitesse

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Triumph Vitesse. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Triumph Vitesse 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 235 more horse power than 1962 Triumph Vitesse. (70 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1962 Triumph Vitesse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1020 kg more than 1962 Triumph Vitesse. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 519 more torque (in Nm) than 1962 Triumph Vitesse. (126 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1962 Triumph Vitesse.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1962 Triumph Vitesse
Make Buick Triumph
Model Riviera Vitesse
Year Released 1968 1962
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 66.8 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 76 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 880 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3890 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2270 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 29 L


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