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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2006 Chevrolet Epica

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet Epica is newer by 38 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 163 more horse power than 2006 Chevrolet Epica. (142 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2006 Chevrolet Epica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 365 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet Epica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Buick Riviera is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1968 Buick Riviera. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet Epica, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 450 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Chevrolet Epica. (195 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Chevrolet Epica.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2006 Chevrolet Epica
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model Riviera Epica
Year Released 1968 2006
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 195 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 75.2 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 193 km/hour 207 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1535 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


 

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