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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1972 Simca 1000

To start off, 1972 Simca 1000 is newer by 4 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 262 more horse power than 1972 Simca 1000. (43 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1972 Simca 1000. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1125 kg more than 1972 Simca 1000. 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 581 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Simca 1000. (64 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Simca 1000.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1972 Simca 1000
Make Buick Simca
Model Riviera 1000
Year Released 1968 1972
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 7050 cc 944 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 43 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 64 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 68 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 65 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 775 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3810 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1500 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2230 mm


 

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