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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1982 Mitsubishi Starion

To start off, 1982 Mitsubishi Starion is newer by 14 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 171 more horse power than 1982 Mitsubishi Starion. (134 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1982 Mitsubishi Starion. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 715 kg more than 1982 Mitsubishi Starion. 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 430 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Mitsubishi Starion. (215 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Mitsubishi Starion.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1982 Mitsubishi Starion
Make Buick Mitsubishi
Model Riviera Starion
Year Released 1968 1982
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 215 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1185 kg


 

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