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1983 Ferrari 126 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Ferrari 126. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Ferrari 126 would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Ferrari 126 (594 HP @ 10500 RPM) has 334 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1983 Ferrari 126 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 1000 kg more than 1983 Ferrari 126.

Because 1983 Ferrari 126 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 Ferrari 126. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, 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. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1983 Ferrari 126 has manual transmission. 1983 Ferrari 126 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Ferrari 126 2002 Acura CL
Make Ferrari Acura
Model 126 CL
Year Released 1983 2002
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 1496 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 594 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 10500 RPM 6900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 580 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4140 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 2120 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1030 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2580 mm


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