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2000 GAZ 3111 vs. 1973 Opel Rekord

To start off, 2000 GAZ 3111 is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Opel Rekord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Opel Rekord would be higher. At 2,287 cc (4 cylinders), 2000 GAZ 3111 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 GAZ 3111 (148 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 82 more horse power than 1973 Opel Rekord. (66 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 GAZ 3111 should accelerate faster than 1973 Opel Rekord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 GAZ 3111 weights approximately 435 kg more than 1973 Opel Rekord. 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, 2000 GAZ 3111 (216 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 96 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Opel Rekord. (120 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2000 GAZ 3111 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Opel Rekord.

Compare all specifications:

2000 GAZ 3111 1973 Opel Rekord
Make GAZ Opel
Model 3111 Rekord
Year Released 2000 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2287 cc 1698 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 66 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 216 Nm 120 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1500 kg 1065 kg
Vehicle Length 4950 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2680 mm


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