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1999 Lamborghini Diablo vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1999 Lamborghini Diablo is newer by 25 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 5,992 cc (12 cylinders), 1999 Lamborghini Diablo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Lamborghini Diablo (567 HP @ 7300 RPM) has 514 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Lamborghini Diablo should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Lamborghini Diablo weights approximately 580 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 1999 Lamborghini Diablo 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 1999 Lamborghini Diablo. 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, 1999 Lamborghini Diablo (630 Nm @ 5500 RPM) has 534 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1999 Lamborghini Diablo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Lamborghini Diablo 1974 Renault 12
Make Lamborghini Renault
Model Diablo 12
Year Released 1999 1974
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 5992 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 567 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 7300 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 630 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1120 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2450 mm


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