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2005 Ford Mustang vs. 1971 Ford Capri

To start off, 2005 Ford Mustang is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Ford Capri. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Ford Capri would be higher. At 4,015 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ford Mustang (202 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 1971 Ford Capri. (148 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 1971 Ford Capri. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Mustang weights approximately 435 kg more than 1971 Ford Capri. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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 Ford Mustang (326 Nm) has 102 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Ford Capri. (224 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Ford Capri.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Mustang 1971 Ford Capri
Make Ford Ford
Model Mustang Capri
Year Released 2005 1971
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4015 cc 2637 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 202 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 326 Nm 224 Nm
Engine Bore Size 100 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 69.1 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1497 kg 1062 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 58 L


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