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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow would be higher. At 6,750 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow weights approximately 1200 kg more than 1974 Renault 12.

Because 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 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 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Make Renault Rolls-Royce
Model 12 Silver Shadow
Year Released 1974 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 6750 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 2150 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 5180 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 3130 mm


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