1973 Alpine A 310 vs. 1985 Alpine V6

To start off, 1985 Alpine V6 is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Alpine A 310. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Alpine A 310 would be higher. At 2,848 cc (6 cylinders), 1985 Alpine V6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Alpine V6 (158 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 1973 Alpine A 310. (128 HP @ 6250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Alpine V6 should accelerate faster than 1973 Alpine A 310. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Alpine V6 weights approximately 285 kg more than 1973 Alpine A 310. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1985 Alpine V6 (230 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Alpine A 310. (146 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1985 Alpine V6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Alpine A 310.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Alpine A 310 1985 Alpine V6
Make Alpine Alpine
Model A 310 V6
Year Released 1973 1985
Engine Position Rear Rear
Engine Size 1605 cc 2848 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 128 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 146 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 825 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1160 mm 1210 mm
Wheelbase Size 2280 mm 2350 mm