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1983 Bristol Beaufighter vs. 1966 Bristol 409

To start off, 1983 Bristol Beaufighter is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Bristol 409. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Bristol 409 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 150 kg more than 1966 Bristol 409.

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.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Bristol Beaufighter 1966 Bristol 409
Make Bristol Bristol
Model Beaufighter 409
Year Released 1983 1966
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5896 cc 5211 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 215 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1600 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2910 mm


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