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1975 Alfa Romeo GT vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 1975 Alfa Romeo GT is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 218 more horse power than 1975 Alfa Romeo GT. (87 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1975 Alfa Romeo GT. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 920 kg more than 1975 Alfa Romeo GT. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 505 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Alfa Romeo GT. (140 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Alfa Romeo GT.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Alfa Romeo GT 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Alfa Romeo Buick
Model GT Riviera
Year Released 1975 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 87 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 140 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 67.5 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 170 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 980 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2160 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 46 L 75 L


 

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