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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 1960 TVR Grantura

To start off, 1976 Ford Taunus is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 TVR Grantura. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 TVR Grantura would be higher. At 1,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 Ford Taunus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Ford Taunus (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 51 more horse power than 1960 TVR Grantura. (38 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Ford Taunus should accelerate faster than 1960 TVR Grantura. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Ford Taunus weights approximately 455 kg more than 1960 TVR Grantura. 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, 1976 Ford Taunus (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 TVR Grantura. (102 Nm @ 4750 RPM). This means 1976 Ford Taunus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 TVR Grantura.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 1960 TVR Grantura
Make Ford TVR
Model Taunus Grantura
Year Released 1976 1960
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 38 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 102 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 660 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 3510 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1230 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2140 mm


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