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1992 Ferrari 348 vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1992 Ferrari 348 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 3,405 cc (8 cylinders), 1992 Ferrari 348 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Ferrari 348 (295 HP @ 7200 RPM) has 236 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Ferrari 348 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 Ferrari 348 weights approximately 555 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Ferrari 348 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 1992 Ferrari 348. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, 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, 1992 Ferrari 348 (323 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 213 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1992 Ferrari 348 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Ferrari 348 1986 Ford Escort
Make Ferrari Ford
Model 348 Escort
Year Released 1992 1986
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3405 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 295 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 7200 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 323 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1465 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4240 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1990 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1170 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 45 L


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