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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2004 Chrysler Crossfire

To start off, 2004 Chrysler Crossfire is newer by 36 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, 2004 Chrysler Crossfire (330 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Chrysler Crossfire should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 431 kg more than 2004 Chrysler Crossfire.

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 225 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Chrysler Crossfire. (420 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Chrysler Crossfire.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2004 Chrysler Crossfire
Make Buick Chrysler
Model Riviera Crossfire
Year Released 1968 2004
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 330 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 420 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 255 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1469 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 60 L


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