1994 Proton Persona vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 1994 Proton Persona 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 1,299 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Proton Persona is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Proton Persona (74 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Proton Persona should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Proton Persona weights approximately 10 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 Proton Persona (110 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1994 Proton Persona will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1994 Proton Persona||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1299 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||74 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6000 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||110 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||960 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4370 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1690 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1390 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2510 mm||2450 mm|