1974 Renault 12 vs. 1982 Volvo 360
To start off, 1982 Volvo 360 is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,986 cc (4 cylinders), 1982 Volvo 360 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1982 Volvo 360 (101 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1982 Volvo 360 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 Volvo 360 weights approximately 150 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.
Let's talk about torque, 1982 Volvo 360 (163 Nm @ 3300 RPM) has 67 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1982 Volvo 360 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||1982 Volvo 360|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1986 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||101 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||5700 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||163 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3300 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1100 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4310 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1670 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1400 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2410 mm|