1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 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 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (202 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 149 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight weights approximately 590 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.
Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (352 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 256 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||3791 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||202 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||4400 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||352 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2800 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1540 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||5130 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1900 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1420 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2820 mm||2450 mm|