1974 Renault 12 vs. 2011 Porsche 911
To start off, 2011 Porsche 911 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 Porsche 911 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Porsche 911 (500 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 447 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Porsche 911 weights approximately 695 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 Porsche 911 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Renault 12. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Porsche 911 will offer significantly more control. 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 Porsche 911 (650 Nm @ 1950 RPM) has 554 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Porsche 911 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2011 Porsche 911|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||3800 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||500 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||6000 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||650 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||1950 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1645 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4478 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1852 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1300 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2350 mm|