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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2013 Nissan Z

To start off, 2013 Nissan Z is newer by 45 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, 2013 Nissan Z (327 HP @ 7400 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Nissan Z should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 394 kg more than 2013 Nissan Z.

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 271 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Nissan Z. (374 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Nissan Z. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2013 Nissan Z has manual transmission. 2013 Nissan Z 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 2013 Nissan Z
Make Buick Nissan
Model Riviera Z
Year Released 1968 2013
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3700 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 327 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 7400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 374 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 5200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 95 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1506 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4405 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1845 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1315 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 72 L


 

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