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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 1997 Ford Mustang

To start off, 1997 Ford Mustang is newer by 21 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 3,795 cc (6 cylinders), 1997 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Ford Mustang (143 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Ford Mustang weights approximately 275 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, 1997 Ford Mustang (298 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 149 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1997 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 1997 Ford Mustang
Make Ford Ford
Model Taunus Mustang
Year Released 1976 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 3795 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 89 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 298 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1390 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2580 mm


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