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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1966 Lancia Flavia

To start off, 1987 Citroen AX is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Lancia Flavia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Lancia Flavia would be higher. At 1,488 cc (4 cylinders), 1966 Lancia Flavia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1966 Lancia Flavia (76 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1966 Lancia Flavia should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1966 Lancia Flavia weights approximately 468 kg more than 1987 Citroen AX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1966 Lancia Flavia 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 1966 Lancia Flavia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1987 Citroen AX, 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, 1966 Lancia Flavia (115 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen AX. (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1966 Lancia Flavia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 1966 Lancia Flavia
Make Citroen Lancia
Model AX Flavia
Year Released 1987 1966
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 44 HP 76 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 73 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 71 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 1190 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 55 L


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