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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1974 Toyota Celica

To start off, both 1974 Renault 12 and 1974 Toyota Celica were released in the same year (1974). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 1,588 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Toyota Celica is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Toyota Celica (85 HP) has 32 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Toyota Celica should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Toyota Celica weights approximately 20 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 1974 Toyota Celica 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 1974 Toyota Celica. 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, 1974 Toyota Celica (142 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1974 Toyota Celica will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1974 Toyota Celica
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Celica
Year Released 1974 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1588 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 85 HP
Torque 96 Nm 142 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 970 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2430 mm


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