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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2009 Porsche Boxster

To start off, 2009 Porsche Boxster is newer by 41 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 14 more horse power than 2009 Porsche Boxster. (291 HP @ 6250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2009 Porsche Boxster. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 545 kg more than 2009 Porsche Boxster. 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 305 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Porsche Boxster. (340 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Porsche Boxster. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2009 Porsche Boxster has manual transmission. 2009 Porsche Boxster 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 2009 Porsche Boxster
Make Buick Porsche
Model Riviera Boxster
Year Released 1968 2009
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 7050 cc 3387 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 305 HP 291 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 78 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 272 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1355 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1300 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2420 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 64 L


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