1974 Renault 12 vs. 1964 Triumph TR4
To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Triumph TR4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Triumph TR4 would be higher. At 2,138 cc (4 cylinders), 1964 Triumph TR4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1964 Triumph TR4 (100 HP @ 4700 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1964 Triumph TR4 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1964 Triumph TR4 weights approximately 15 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1964 Triumph TR4 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 1964 Triumph TR4. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1964 Triumph TR4 (172 Nm @ 3350 RPM) has 76 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1964 Triumph TR4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||1964 Triumph TR4|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||2138 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||100 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||4700 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||172 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3350 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||965 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||3950 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1480 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1280 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2240 mm|