1974 Renault 12 vs. 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
To start off, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is newer by 37 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 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (306 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 253 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe weights approximately 591 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 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 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 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. 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, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (360 Nm @ 4700 RPM) has 264 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 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. 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||3800 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||306 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||6300 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||360 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||4700 RPM|
|Transmission Type||Manual||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1541 kg|