1983 Oldsmobile Omega vs. 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88

To start off, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 would be higher. At 6,965 cc (8 cylinders), 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 (375 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 286 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 weights approximately 739 kg more than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 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 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 (638 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 455 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 has automatic transmission and 1983 Oldsmobile Omega has manual transmission. 1983 Oldsmobile Omega will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Oldsmobile Omega 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Make Oldsmobile Oldsmobile
Model Omega Delta 88
Year Released 1983 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 6965 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 89 HP 375 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 638 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 1869 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 5520 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 3130 mm


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