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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante vs. 1978 Nissan Skyline

To start off, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Nissan Skyline. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Nissan Skyline 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 211 more horse power than 1978 Nissan Skyline. (106 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante should accelerate faster than 1978 Nissan Skyline. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante weights approximately 624 kg more than 1978 Nissan Skyline. 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 271 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Nissan Skyline. (163 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Nissan Skyline. 1978 Nissan Skyline has automatic transmission and 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante has manual transmission. 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1978 Nissan Skyline will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante 1978 Nissan Skyline
Make Aston Martin Nissan
Model V8 Volante Skyline
Year Released 1986 1978
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5340 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 317 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 434 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1814 kg 1190 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4610 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2620 mm


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