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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2006 Opel Tigra

To start off, 2006 Opel Tigra 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 216 more horse power than 2006 Opel Tigra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Tigra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 665 kg more than 2006 Opel Tigra. 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 Opel Tigra, 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 519 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Tigra. (126 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Tigra.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2006 Opel Tigra
Make Buick Opel
Model Riviera Tigra
Year Released 1968 2006
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1364 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 73.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 80.6 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 193 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3930 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 45 L


 

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