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1968 Holden Belmont vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Holden Belmont. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Holden Belmont would be higher. At 2,130 cc (6 cylinders), 1968 Holden Belmont is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Holden Belmont (76 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Holden Belmont should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Holden Belmont weights approximately 250 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Holden Belmont is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1968 Holden Belmont. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Holden Belmont (163 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 67 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Holden Belmont will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Holden Belmont 1974 Renault 12
Make Holden Renault
Model Belmont 12
Year Released 1968 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2130 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 76 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2450 mm


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