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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1943 Simca 8

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 43 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1943 Simca 8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1943 Simca 8 would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ford Escort (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 1943 Simca 8. (33 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1943 Simca 8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1943 Simca 8 weights approximately 10 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 1943 Simca 8 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 1943 Simca 8. 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.

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1986 Ford Escort 1943 Simca 8
Make Ford Simca
Model Escort 8
Year Released 1986 1943
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1090 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 33 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 920 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4030 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2430 mm


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