1971 Avanti Avanti vs. 2008 Mitsubishi Colt

To start off, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Avanti Avanti. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Avanti Avanti 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 134 more horse power than 2008 Mitsubishi Colt. (95 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1971 Avanti Avanti should accelerate faster than 2008 Mitsubishi Colt. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Avanti Avanti weights approximately 430 kg more than 2008 Mitsubishi Colt. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1971 Avanti Avanti 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 1971 Avanti Avanti. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Avanti Avanti 2008 Mitsubishi Colt
Make Avanti Mitsubishi
Model Avanti Colt
Year Released 1971 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5732 cc 1493 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 229 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1500 kg 1070 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 3820 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2780 mm 2510 mm


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