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2005 Alfa Romeo GT vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2005 Alfa Romeo GT is newer by 19 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Alfa Romeo GT (138 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Alfa Romeo GT should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Alfa Romeo GT weights approximately 390 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, 2005 Alfa Romeo GT (163 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 53 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Alfa Romeo GT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Alfa Romeo GT 1986 Ford Escort
Make Alfa Romeo Ford
Model GT Escort
Year Released 2005 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1745 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 138 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3900 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.7 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1300 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 45 L


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