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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2004 Porsche GT2

To start off, 2004 Porsche GT2 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 460 kg more than 2004 Porsche GT2.

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 305 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Porsche GT2. (340 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Porsche GT2. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2004 Porsche GT2 has manual transmission. 2004 Porsche GT2 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 2004 Porsche GT2
Make Buick Porsche
Model Riviera GT2
Year Released 1968 2004
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 7050 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Torque 645 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1440 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2360 mm


 

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