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1994 Bentley Brooklands vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1994 Bentley Brooklands is newer by 20 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 6,750 cc (8 cylinders), 1994 Bentley Brooklands is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Bentley Brooklands (301 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 248 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Bentley Brooklands should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Bentley Brooklands weights approximately 1480 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 1994 Bentley Brooklands 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 1994 Bentley Brooklands. 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, 1994 Bentley Brooklands (600 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 504 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1994 Bentley Brooklands will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Bentley Brooklands 1974 Renault 12
Make Bentley Renault
Model Brooklands 12
Year Released 1994 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6750 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 301 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 600 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 2430 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2970 mm 2450 mm


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