• Cart

2004 Lexus SC vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2004 Lexus SC is newer by 30 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 2,997 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Lexus SC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Lexus SC (225 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 172 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Lexus SC should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Lexus SC weights approximately 525 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.

Because 2004 Lexus SC 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 2004 Lexus SC. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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, 2004 Lexus SC (290 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 194 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Lexus SC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Lexus SC 1974 Renault 12
Make Lexus Renault
Model SC 12
Year Released 2004 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2997 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 225 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1475 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2450 mm


 

More Comparisons

Resources

Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]