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1982 Ford Telstar vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1982 Ford Telstar is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1982 Ford Telstar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1982 Ford Telstar (95 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1982 Ford Telstar should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 Ford Telstar weights approximately 80 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 1982 Ford Telstar (158 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1982 Ford Telstar will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1982 Ford Telstar 1974 Renault 12
Make Ford Renault
Model Telstar 12
Year Released 1982 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 158 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4390 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2450 mm


 

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