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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1968 Oldsmobile 442

To start off, both 1968 Buick Riviera and 1968 Oldsmobile 442 were released in the same year (1968). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 7,464 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Oldsmobile 442 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 215 kg more than 1968 Oldsmobile 442.

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 1968 Oldsmobile 442
Make Buick Oldsmobile
Model Riviera 442
Year Released 1968 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 7464 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1685 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5180 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1960 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2850 mm


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