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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1963 Nissan Bluebird

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Nissan Bluebird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Nissan Bluebird 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 258 more horse power than 1963 Nissan Bluebird. (47 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1963 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 940 kg more than 1963 Nissan Bluebird. 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 557 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Nissan Bluebird. (88 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Nissan Bluebird.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1963 Nissan Bluebird
Make Buick Nissan
Model Riviera Bluebird
Year Released 1968 1963
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1189 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 88 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1500 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2390 mm


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