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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
Make Italdesign Renault
Model Machimoto 12
Year Released 1986 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 137 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 171 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Length 3990 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1460 mm


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