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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1961 Simca 1000

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Simca 1000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Simca 1000 would be higher. At 1,289 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Renault 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Renault 12 (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1961 Simca 1000. (51 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12 should accelerate faster than 1961 Simca 1000. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 220 kg more than 1961 Simca 1000. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1974 Renault 12 (96 Nm) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 1961 Simca 1000. (73 Nm). This means 1974 Renault 12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1961 Simca 1000.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1961 Simca 1000
Make Renault Simca
Model 12 1000
Year Released 1974 1961
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1289 cc 944 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 73 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 730 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 3930 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1260 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2230 mm


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