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1983 Bristol Beaufighter vs. 1977 Chevrolet Citation

To start off, 1983 Bristol Beaufighter is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation 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 600 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1983 Bristol Beaufighter is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1983 Bristol Beaufighter. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 1977 Chevrolet Citation
Make Bristol Chevrolet
Model Beaufighter Citation
Year Released 1983 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5896 cc 2835 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2670 mm


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