1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante vs. 1976 Chrysler Valiant
To start off, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Chrysler Valiant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Chrysler Valiant would be higher. At 5,340 cc (8 cylinders), 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante (317 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 154 more horse power than 1976 Chrysler Valiant. (163 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante should accelerate faster than 1976 Chrysler Valiant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante weights approximately 394 kg more than 1976 Chrysler Valiant. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
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, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante (434 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 108 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Chrysler Valiant. (326 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Chrysler Valiant.
Compare all specifications:
|1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante||1976 Chrysler Valiant|
|Engine Size||5340 cc||4015 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||8 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||317 HP||163 HP|
|Engine RPM||5000 RPM||4400 RPM|
|Torque||434 Nm||326 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||1800 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1814 kg||1420 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4670 mm||5050 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1890 mm||1890 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1330 mm||1430 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2620 mm||2830 mm|