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1992 Vauxhall Carlton vs. 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern

To start off, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Vauxhall Carlton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (114 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 69 more horse power than 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern. (45 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton should accelerate faster than 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton weights approximately 205 kg more than 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 Vauxhall Carlton (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 53 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern. (104 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Vauxhall Carlton 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern
Make Vauxhall Vauxhall
Model Carlton Wyvern
Year Released 1992 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 1507 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 45 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 104 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1235 kg 1030 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4340 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2730 mm


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