1979 Mazda 121 vs. 1963 Steyr 500D

To start off, 1979 Mazda 121 is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Steyr 500D. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Steyr 500D would be higher. At 1,970 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Mazda 121 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Mazda 121 (90 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1963 Steyr 500D. (19 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1979 Mazda 121 should accelerate faster than 1963 Steyr 500D. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Mazda 121 weights approximately 654 kg more than 1963 Steyr 500D. 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, 1979 Mazda 121 (160 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 128 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Steyr 500D. (32 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1979 Mazda 121 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Steyr 500D.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Mazda 121 1963 Steyr 500D
Make Mazda Steyr
Model 121 500D
Year Released 1979 1963
Engine Size 1970 cc 489 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 90 HP 19 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 160 Nm 32 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1134 kg 480 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 2970 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1330 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 1850 mm