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1983 Bristol Beaufighter vs. 1951 Bristol 401

To start off, 1983 Bristol Beaufighter is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1951 Bristol 401. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1951 Bristol 401 would be higher. At 5,896 cc (8 cylinders), 1983 Bristol Beaufighter is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Bristol Beaufighter weights approximately 525 kg more than 1951 Bristol 401.

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. 1983 Bristol Beaufighter has automatic transmission and 1951 Bristol 401 has manual transmission. 1951 Bristol 401 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1983 Bristol Beaufighter will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Bristol Beaufighter 1951 Bristol 401
Make Bristol Bristol
Model Beaufighter 401
Year Released 1983 1951
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5896 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 72 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1225 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2900 mm


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