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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 1999 Chevrolet Corvette is newer by 31 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, 1999 Chevrolet Corvette (340 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 380 kg more than 1999 Chevrolet Corvette.

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 162 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Chevrolet Corvette. (483 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Chevrolet Corvette. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1999 Chevrolet Corvette has manual transmission. 1999 Chevrolet Corvette 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 1999 Chevrolet Corvette
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model Riviera Corvette
Year Released 1968 1999
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 5665 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 340 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 483 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 99 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1520 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1220 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2950 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 117 L


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