1974 Renault 12 vs. 1998 Rover 75
To start off, 1998 Rover 75 is newer by 24 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 1,950 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 Rover 75 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Rover 75 (150 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Rover 75 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Rover 75 weights approximately 500 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.
Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1998 Rover 75 (185 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1998 Rover 75 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 1998 Rover 75 has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1998 Rover 75 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||1998 Rover 75|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1950 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||150 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||6500 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||185 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1450 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4750 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1780 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1430 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2750 mm|