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2005 Mercury Monterey vs. 1956 Porsche 356

To start off, 2005 Mercury Monterey is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Porsche 356 would be higher. At 4,195 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercury Monterey is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercury Monterey (198 HP @ 4250 RPM) has 128 more horse power than 1956 Porsche 356. (70 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercury Monterey should accelerate faster than 1956 Porsche 356. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercury Monterey weights approximately 1299 kg more than 1956 Porsche 356. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1956 Porsche 356 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 1956 Porsche 356. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mercury Monterey, 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. 2005 Mercury Monterey has automatic transmission and 1956 Porsche 356 has manual transmission. 1956 Porsche 356 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercury Monterey will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercury Monterey 1956 Porsche 356
Make Mercury Porsche
Model Monterey 356
Year Released 2005 1956
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 4195 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 198 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2049 kg 750 kg
Vehicle Length 5120 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1950 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 3070 mm 2110 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 98 L 52 L


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