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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1974 Ferrari Dino

To start off, 1974 Ferrari Dino is newer by 6 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) has 55 more horse power than 1974 Ferrari Dino. (250 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1974 Ferrari Dino. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 571 kg more than 1974 Ferrari Dino. 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) has 362 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Ferrari Dino. (283 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Ferrari Dino. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1974 Ferrari Dino has manual transmission. 1974 Ferrari Dino will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1974 Ferrari Dino
Make Buick Ferrari
Model Riviera Dino
Year Released 1968 1974
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 7050 cc 2924 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 250 HP
Torque 645 Nm 283 Nm
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 71.1 mm
Top Speed 193 km/hour 249 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1329 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1190 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2560 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


 

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