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1976 Bristol 603 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Bristol 603. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Bristol 603 would be higher. At 5,210 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Bristol 603 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 1976 Bristol 603. (145 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1976 Bristol 603. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Bristol 603 weights approximately 45 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Because 1976 Bristol 603 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 1976 Bristol 603. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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, 1976 Bristol 603 (333 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1976 Bristol 603 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Bristol 603 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Bristol Buick
Model 603 LaCrosse
Year Released 1976 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5210 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 145 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 333 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 81 L 59 L


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