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1991 Audi S2 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1991 Audi S2 is newer by 17 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 2,226 cc (5 cylinders), 1991 Audi S2 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Audi S2 (216 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 163 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Audi S2 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Audi S2 weights approximately 470 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1991 Audi S2 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Renault 12. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1991 Audi S2 will offer significantly more control. 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, 1991 Audi S2 (309 Nm @ 1950 RPM) has 213 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1991 Audi S2 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Audi S2 1974 Renault 12
Make Audi Renault
Model S2 12
Year Released 1991 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2226 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 216 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 309 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1420 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2560 mm 2450 mm


 

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