1974 Renault 12 vs. 2008 Scion tC
To start off, 2008 Scion tC is newer by 34 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 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Scion tC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Scion tC (161 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Scion tC should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Scion tC weights approximately 380 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, 2008 Scion tC (221 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Scion tC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2008 Scion tC|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||2399 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||161 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||6000 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||221 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1330 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4430 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1760 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1420 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2710 mm|