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2005 Ford Mustang vs. 1976 Ford Cortina

To start off, 2005 Ford Mustang is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Cortina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Cortina 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 129 more horse power than 1976 Ford Cortina. (73 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Cortina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Mustang weights approximately 462 kg more than 1976 Ford Cortina. 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 209 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Cortina. (117 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Cortina.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Mustang 1976 Ford Cortina
Make Ford Ford
Model Mustang Cortina
Year Released 2005 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4015 cc 1593 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 202 HP 73 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 326 Nm 117 Nm
Engine Bore Size 100 mm 87.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 66 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1497 kg 1035 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4390 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2540 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 54 L


 

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