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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 1963 Mazda R 360

To start off, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Mazda R 360. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Mazda R 360 would be higher. At 2,959 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (217 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 201 more horse power than 1963 Mazda R 360. (16 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 1963 Mazda R 360. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 1170 kg more than 1963 Mazda R 360. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1963 Mazda R 360 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 1963 Mazda R 360. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166, 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, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 242 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Mazda R 360. (23 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Mazda R 360.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 1963 Mazda R 360
Make Alfa Romeo Mazda
Model 166 R 360
Year Released 2003 1963
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Size 2959 cc 356 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 217 HP 16 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 23 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 60 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 63 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 380 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 2990 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1300 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 1770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 55 L


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