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2003 Ferrari 360 vs. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 2003 Ferrari 360 is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 would be higher. At 3,586 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Ferrari 360 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Ferrari 360 (400 HP @ 8500 RPM) has 277 more horse power than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (123 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Ferrari 360 should accelerate faster than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 206 kg more than 2003 Ferrari 360.

Because 2003 Ferrari 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 2003 Ferrari 360. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164, 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 Ferrari 360 (374 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (294 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2003 Ferrari 360 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Ferrari 360 1988 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Ferrari Alfa Romeo
Model 360 164
Year Released 2003 1988
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3586 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 400 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 8500 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 374 Nm 294 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.2:1 22.0:1
Top Speed 300 km/hour 202 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 4.1 seconds 10.8 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1284 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1210 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 70 L


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