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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith would be higher. At 4,887 cc (6 cylinders), 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith weights approximately 1240 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 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 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. 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. 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Make Ford Rolls-Royce
Model Escort Silver Wraith
Year Released 1986 1957
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 4887 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2150 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1960 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3230 mm


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