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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2012 Lancia Thema

To start off, 2012 Lancia Thema 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 Lancia Thema (363 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Lancia Thema should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Lancia Thema weights approximately 62 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 111 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Lancia Thema. (534 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Lancia Thema.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2012 Lancia Thema
Make Buick Lancia
Model Riviera Thema
Year Released 1968 2012
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 5700 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 363 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 534 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 5-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1962 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5044 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1905 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3053 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 72 L


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