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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante vs. 1994 Ford Tempo

To start off, 1994 Ford Tempo is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante 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 183 more horse power than 1994 Ford Tempo. (134 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante should accelerate faster than 1994 Ford Tempo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante weights approximately 619 kg more than 1994 Ford Tempo. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Ford Tempo, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 231 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Ford Tempo. (203 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Ford Tempo. 1994 Ford Tempo 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. 1994 Ford Tempo will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante 1994 Ford Tempo
Make Aston Martin Ford
Model V8 Volante Tempo
Year Released 1986 1994
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5340 cc 2986 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 317 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 434 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1814 kg 1195 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2540 mm


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