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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 21 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 89 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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 134 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Aston Martin Mercedes-Benz
Model V8 Volante SLK
Year Released 1986 2007
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5340 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 434 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 97 L 70 L


 

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