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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2008 Lexus LS

To start off, 2008 Lexus LS is newer by 40 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, 2008 Lexus LS (380 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 75 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Lexus LS should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Lexus LS weights approximately 45 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 152 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Lexus LS. (493 Nm @ 4100 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Lexus LS.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2008 Lexus LS
Make Buick Lexus
Model Riviera LS
Year Released 1968 2008
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4608 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 380 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 493 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1945 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5040 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2980 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 84 L


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