1974 Renault 12 vs. 2002 Volvo V70
To start off, 2002 Volvo V70 is newer by 28 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 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2002 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Volvo V70 (138 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 85 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Volvo V70 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Volvo V70 weights approximately 530 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, 2002 Volvo V70 (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 124 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Volvo V70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2002 Volvo V70|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||2521 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||5 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||138 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||6100 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||220 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3750 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1480 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4720 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1810 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1490 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2760 mm|