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1971 Avanti Avanti vs. 1966 Volvo 144

To start off, 1971 Avanti Avanti is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Volvo 144. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Volvo 144 would be higher. At 5,732 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Avanti Avanti is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Avanti Avanti (229 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 1966 Volvo 144. (124 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1971 Avanti Avanti should accelerate faster than 1966 Volvo 144. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Avanti Avanti weights approximately 210 kg more than 1966 Volvo 144. 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.

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1971 Avanti Avanti 1966 Volvo 144
Make Avanti Volvo
Model Avanti 144
Year Released 1971 1966
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5732 cc 1986 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 229 HP 124 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1500 kg 1290 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2780 mm 2620 mm


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