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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2012 Lexus GS

To start off, 2012 Lexus GS 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 Lexus GS (340 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Lexus GS should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 25 kg more than 2012 Lexus GS.

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 283 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Lexus GS. (362 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Lexus GS.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2012 Lexus GS
Make Buick Lexus
Model Riviera GS
Year Released 1968 2012
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 340 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 362 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 240 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1875 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4844 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1821 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1425 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2850 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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