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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 would be higher. At 1,975 cc (4 cylinders), 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 (106 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 weights approximately 427 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 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 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, 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, 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 (152 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000
Make Ford Alfa Romeo
Model Escort 2000
Year Released 1986 1960
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1975 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 152 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 84.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 8.3:1
Top Speed 151 km/hour 161 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1337 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 71 L


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