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2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena is newer by 26 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 3,572 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena (400 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 347 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena weights approximately 740 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 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena 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 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena. 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, 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena (773 Nm) has 677 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm). This means 2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Ferrari KS 360 Modena 1974 Renault 12
Make Ferrari Renault
Model KS 360 Modena 12
Year Released 2000 1974
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3572 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 400 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 773 Nm 96 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1690 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1220 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2450 mm


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