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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1976 Ferrari 306

To start off, 1976 Ferrari 306 is newer by 8 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 64 more horse power than 1976 Ferrari 306. (241 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1976 Ferrari 306. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 16 kg more than 1976 Ferrari 306. 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 380 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ferrari 306. (265 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ferrari 306. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1976 Ferrari 306 has manual transmission. 1976 Ferrari 306 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 1976 Ferrari 306
Make Buick Ferrari
Model Riviera 306
Year Released 1968 1976
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 7050 cc 2855 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 241 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 265 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1884 kg
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


 

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