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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante vs. 1958 Porsche 356

To start off, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 Porsche 356 would be higher. At 5,340 cc (8 cylinders), 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante weights approximately 1084 kg more than 1958 Porsche 356.

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.

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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante 1958 Porsche 356
Make Aston Martin Porsche
Model V8 Volante 356
Year Released 1986 1958
Body Type Convertible Roadster
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 5340 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1814 kg 730 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3960 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1230 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2110 mm


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