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1986 Ferrari 208 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ferrari 208. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ferrari 208 would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ferrari 208 (254 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 72 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ferrari 208 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 608 kg more than 1986 Ferrari 208.

Because 1986 Ferrari 208 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 Ferrari 208. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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 Ferrari 208 (329 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 96 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1986 Ferrari 208 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1986 Ferrari 208 has manual transmission. 1986 Ferrari 208 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ferrari 208 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Ferrari Buick
Model 208 LaCrosse
Year Released 1986 2012
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 1991 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 254 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 329 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4100 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1132 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1130 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 74 L 59 L


 

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