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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1998 McLaren MP4

To start off, 1998 McLaren MP4 is newer by 30 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, 1998 McLaren MP4 (790 HP @ 17000 RPM) has 485 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 McLaren MP4 should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1300 kg more than 1998 McLaren MP4.

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. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1998 McLaren MP4 has manual transmission. 1998 McLaren MP4 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 1998 McLaren MP4
Make Buick McLaren
Model Riviera MP4
Year Released 1968 1998
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 7050 cc 2998 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 10 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 790 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 17000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 600 kg


 

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