1976 Ford Taunus vs. 1983 Ford Fairlane
To start off, 1983 Ford Fairlane is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 4,093 cc (6 cylinders), 1983 Ford Fairlane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Ford Fairlane (148 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1983 Ford Fairlane should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Ford Fairlane weights approximately 515 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. 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, 1983 Ford Fairlane (326 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 177 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1983 Ford Fairlane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.
Compare all specifications:
|1976 Ford Taunus||1983 Ford Fairlane|
|Engine Size||1993 cc||4093 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||89 HP||148 HP|
|Engine RPM||5000 RPM||3800 RPM|
|Torque||149 Nm||326 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||2800 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1115 kg||1630 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4450 mm||5020 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1720 mm||1870 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1360 mm||1400 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2590 mm||2950 mm|