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1991 Ford Mustang vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1991 Ford Mustang 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 2,301 cc (4 cylinders), 1991 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Ford Mustang (106 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Ford Mustang weights approximately 310 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 Ford Mustang 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 1991 Ford Mustang. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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, 1991 Ford Mustang (183 Nm @ 2600 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1991 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Ford Mustang 1974 Renault 12
Make Ford Renault
Model Mustang 12
Year Released 1991 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2301 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1260 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2560 mm 2450 mm


 

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