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1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud vs. 1990 Donkervoort S8

To start off, 1990 Donkervoort S8 is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud would be higher. At 1,993 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 Donkervoort S8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 Donkervoort S8 (116 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. (62 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1990 Donkervoort S8 should accelerate faster than 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud weights approximately 189 kg more than 1990 Donkervoort S8.

Because 1990 Donkervoort S8 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 1990 Donkervoort S8. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud, 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, 1990 Donkervoort S8 (166 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. (98 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1990 Donkervoort S8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1990 Donkervoort S8
Make Alfa Romeo Donkervoort
Model Alfasud S8
Year Released 1976 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1186 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 62 HP 116 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 98 Nm 166 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 864 kg 675 kg
Vehicle Length 3900 mm 3610 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1110 mm


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