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2004 Alfa Romeo Spider vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2004 Alfa Romeo Spider is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 3,179 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Alfa Romeo Spider is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Alfa Romeo Spider (237 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 178 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Alfa Romeo Spider should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Alfa Romeo Spider weights approximately 584 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. 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, 2004 Alfa Romeo Spider (300 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 190 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2004 Alfa Romeo Spider will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Alfa Romeo Spider 1986 Ford Escort
Make Alfa Romeo Ford
Model Spider Escort
Year Released 2004 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3179 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 237 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 242 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1494 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


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