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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 Porsche 911

To start off, 2007 Porsche 911 is newer by 39 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, 2007 Porsche 911 (473 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 168 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 310 kg more than 2007 Porsche 911.

Because 2007 Porsche 911 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1968 Buick Riviera. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Porsche 911 will offer significantly more control. 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 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Porsche 911. (620 Nm @ 1950 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Porsche 911. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2007 Porsche 911 has manual transmission. 2007 Porsche 911 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 2007 Porsche 911
Make Buick Porsche
Model Riviera 911
Year Released 1968 2007
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 7050 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 305 HP 473 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 620 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 1950 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 193 km/hour 310 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1590 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2360 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


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