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1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (370 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 80 kg more than 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

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. Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 135 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. (510 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage has manual transmission. 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Aston Martin Buick
Model V8 Vantage Riviera
Year Released 1984 1968
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5340 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 370 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 510 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 100.1 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.1 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1820 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 113 L 75 L


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