2003 Fiat Punto vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2003 Fiat Punto is newer by 29 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 1,289 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Renault 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Fiat Punto (70 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Fiat Punto should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Fiat Punto weights approximately 15 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, 2003 Fiat Punto (180 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Fiat Punto will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2003 Fiat Punto||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1251 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||70 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||4000 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||180 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||1750 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||965 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||3810 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1670 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1490 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2550 mm||2450 mm|