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1973 Nissan Bluebird vs. 2007 Nissan Hardbody

To start off, 2007 Nissan Hardbody is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Nissan Bluebird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Nissan Bluebird would be higher. At 3,275 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Nissan Hardbody is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Nissan Hardbody (168 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (76 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Nissan Hardbody should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Nissan Hardbody weights approximately 737 kg more than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. 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, 2007 Nissan Hardbody (265 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (135 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Nissan Hardbody will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Bluebird.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Nissan Bluebird 2007 Nissan Hardbody
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Bluebird Hardbody
Year Released 1973 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 3275 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 76 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 265 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 955 kg 1692 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 5090 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2960 mm


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