2002 Daihatsu Altis vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2002 Daihatsu Altis is newer by 28 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 2,362 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Daihatsu Altis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Daihatsu Altis (157 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 104 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Daihatsu Altis should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Daihatsu Altis weights approximately 470 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.
Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 2002 Daihatsu Altis (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 124 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Daihatsu Altis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2002 Daihatsu Altis has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Daihatsu Altis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2002 Daihatsu Altis||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||2362 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||157 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||5600 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||220 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1420 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4820 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1800 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1510 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2730 mm||2450 mm|