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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

To start off, 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is newer by 44 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, 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (420 HP @ 7300 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 269 kg more than 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

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 176 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. (469 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Make Buick Aston Martin
Model Riviera V8 Vantage
Year Released 1968 2012
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4700 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 420 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 7300 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 469 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1631 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4382 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1867 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1260 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2601 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


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