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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
Make Aston Martin Chrysler
Model V8 Volante Valiant
Year Released 1986 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5340 cc 4015 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 317 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 434 Nm 326 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
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


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