1986 Ford Escort vs. 1974 Maserati Indy
To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Maserati Indy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Maserati Indy would be higher. At 4,930 cc (8 cylinders), 1974 Maserati Indy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Maserati Indy (331 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 272 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Maserati Indy should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Maserati Indy weights approximately 644 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 1974 Maserati Indy 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 1974 Maserati Indy. 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.
Compare all specifications:
|1986 Ford Escort||1974 Maserati Indy|
|Engine Size||1751 cc||4930 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||8 cylinders|
|Horse Power||59 HP||331 HP|
|Engine RPM||4800 RPM||5500 RPM|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||2 seats|
|Number of Doors||5 doors||2 doors|
|Vehicle Weight||910 kg||1554 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4090 mm||4750 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1650 mm||1770 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1380 mm||1230 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2520 mm||2610 mm|