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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1971 Fiat 130

To start off, 1971 Fiat 130 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera 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 140 more horse power than 1971 Fiat 130. (165 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1971 Fiat 130. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 358 kg more than 1971 Fiat 130. 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 396 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Fiat 130. (249 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Fiat 130.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1971 Fiat 130
Make Buick Fiat
Model Riviera 130
Year Released 1968 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3235 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 165 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 249 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 102 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 66 mm
Top Speed 193 km/hour 185 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1542 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


 

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