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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1967 Sunbeam Tiger

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1967 Sunbeam Tiger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1967 Sunbeam Tiger 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 108 more horse power than 1967 Sunbeam Tiger. (197 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1967 Sunbeam Tiger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 760 kg more than 1967 Sunbeam Tiger. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1967 Sunbeam Tiger
Make Buick Sunbeam
Model Riviera Tiger
Year Released 1968 1967
Body Type Coupe Roadster
Engine Size 7050 cc 4738 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3970 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2190 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 27 L


 

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