1988 Maserati Royale vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse
To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Maserati Royale. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Maserati Royale would be higher. At 4,930 cc (8 cylinders), 1988 Maserati Royale is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Maserati Royale (296 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 114 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 Maserati Royale should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Maserati Royale weights approximately 200 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1988 Maserati Royale 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 1988 Maserati Royale. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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:
|1988 Maserati Royale||2012 Buick LaCrosse|
|Engine Size||4930 cc||2400 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||8 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||2 valves||4 valves|
|Horse Power||296 HP||182 HP|
|Engine RPM||5600 RPM||6700 RPM|
|Fuel Type||Gasoline||Gasoline / Electric Hybrid|
|Transmission Type||Automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Number of Doors||4 doors||4 doors|
|Vehicle Weight||1940 kg||1740 kg|
|Wheelbase Size||2810 mm||2837 mm|