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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1985 Porsche 944

To start off, 1985 Porsche 944 is newer by 17 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 160 more horse power than 1985 Porsche 944. (145 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1985 Porsche 944. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 555 kg more than 1985 Porsche 944. 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 450 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Porsche 944. (195 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Porsche 944.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1985 Porsche 944
Make Buick Porsche
Model Riviera 944
Year Released 1968 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2477 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 145 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 195 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 100 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 78.9 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1345 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1280 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


 

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