1974 Renault 12 vs. 2003 Opel Omega
To start off, 2003 Opel Omega is newer by 29 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 2,198 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Opel Omega is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Opel Omega (143 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Opel Omega should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Opel Omega weights approximately 783 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 2003 Opel Omega 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 2003 Opel Omega. 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, 2003 Opel Omega (209 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 113 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Opel Omega will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2003 Opel Omega 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. 2003 Opel Omega will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2003 Opel Omega|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||2198 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||143 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||5400 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||209 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1733 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4830 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1780 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2850 mm|