1986 Italdesign Machimoto vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 1986 Italdesign Machimoto is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,781 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Italdesign Machimoto is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Italdesign Machimoto (137 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 84 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Italdesign Machimoto should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.
Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1986 Italdesign Machimoto (171 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1986 Italdesign Machimoto will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1986 Italdesign Machimoto||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1781 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||137 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6100 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||171 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4600 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Length||3990 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1690 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1540 mm||1460 mm|