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1998 Ferrari Mondial vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1998 Ferrari Mondial is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 3,185 cc (8 cylinders), 1998 Ferrari Mondial is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Ferrari Mondial (266 HP @ 8250 RPM) has 207 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Ferrari Mondial should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Ferrari Mondial weights approximately 520 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 Ferrari Mondial 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 1998 Ferrari Mondial. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, 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, 1998 Ferrari Mondial (363 Nm) has 253 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 1998 Ferrari Mondial will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Ferrari Mondial 1986 Ford Escort
Make Ferrari Ford
Model Mondial Escort
Year Released 1998 1986
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3185 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 266 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 8250 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 363 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.2:1 21.5:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 910 kg
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 84 L 45 L


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