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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1992 Porsche 911

To start off, 1992 Porsche 911 is newer by 24 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 77 more horse power than 1992 Porsche 911. (228 HP @ 5900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1992 Porsche 911. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 725 kg more than 1992 Porsche 911. 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 359 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Porsche 911. (286 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Porsche 911.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1992 Porsche 911
Make Buick Porsche
Model Riviera 911
Year Released 1968 1992
Body Type Coupe Roadster
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 7050 cc 3163 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 305 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 286 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1175 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1260 mm


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