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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2006 Alfa Romeo GT

To start off, 2006 Alfa Romeo GT is newer by 32 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 1,970 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Alfa Romeo GT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Alfa Romeo GT (163 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 110 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Alfa Romeo GT should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Alfa Romeo GT weights approximately 445 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, 2006 Alfa Romeo GT (206 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Alfa Romeo GT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2006 Alfa Romeo GT 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. 2006 Alfa Romeo GT will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2006 Alfa Romeo GT
Make Renault Alfa Romeo
Model 12 GT
Year Released 1974 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 206 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2600 mm


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