1998 De Tomaso Mangusta vs. 1973 Volvo 164

To start off, 1998 De Tomaso Mangusta is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Volvo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Volvo 164 would be higher. At 4,601 cc (8 cylinders), 1998 De Tomaso Mangusta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 De Tomaso Mangusta (321 HP) has 179 more horse power than 1973 Volvo 164. (142 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1998 De Tomaso Mangusta should accelerate faster than 1973 Volvo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 De Tomaso Mangusta weights approximately 40 kg more than 1973 Volvo 164. 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, 1998 De Tomaso Mangusta (426 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 205 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Volvo 164. (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1998 De Tomaso Mangusta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Volvo 164.

Compare all specifications:

1998 De Tomaso Mangusta 1973 Volvo 164
Make De Tomaso Volvo
Model Mangusta 164
Year Released 1998 1973
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4601 cc 2976 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 321 HP 142 HP
Torque 426 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90.2 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 89.9 mm 80 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1400 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2730 mm


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