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2005 Dodge Nitro vs. 1961 Ferrari 196

To start off, 2005 Dodge Nitro is newer by 44 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Ferrari 196. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Ferrari 196 would be higher. At 3,704 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Dodge Nitro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 208 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Dodge Nitro weights approximately 1215 kg more than 1961 Ferrari 196.

Because 2005 Dodge Nitro is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1961 Ferrari 196. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Dodge Nitro will offer significantly more control. 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. 2005 Dodge Nitro has automatic transmission and 1961 Ferrari 196 has manual transmission. 1961 Ferrari 196 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Dodge Nitro will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Dodge Nitro 1961 Ferrari 196
Make Dodge Ferrari
Model Nitro 196
Year Released 2005 1961
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3704 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 208 HP 208 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 7500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1865 kg 650 kg
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2330 mm


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