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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2008 Morgan Aero 8

To start off, 2008 Morgan Aero 8 is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 4,398 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Morgan Aero 8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Morgan Aero 8 (282 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 223 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Morgan Aero 8 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Morgan Aero 8 weights approximately 310 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 2008 Morgan Aero 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 2008 Morgan Aero 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. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Morgan Aero 8 (430 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 320 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Morgan Aero 8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2008 Morgan Aero 8
Make Ford Morgan
Model Escort Aero 8
Year Released 1986 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 4398 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 282 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 430 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 82.7 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 151 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1220 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1100 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2540 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 70 L


 

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