2005 TVR Speed 12 vs. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 2005 TVR Speed 12 is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 7,730 cc (12 cylinders), 2005 TVR Speed 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 TVR Speed 12 (790 HP @ 7750 RPM) has 631 more horse power than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (159 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 TVR Speed 12 should accelerate faster than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass weights approximately 445 kg more than 2005 TVR Speed 12.

Because 2005 TVR Speed 12 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 2005 TVR Speed 12. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 TVR Speed 12 (881 Nm @ 5750 RPM) has 678 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (203 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2005 TVR Speed 12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass has automatic transmission and 2005 TVR Speed 12 has manual transmission. 2005 TVR Speed 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 TVR Speed 12 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make TVR Oldsmobile
Model Speed 12 Cutlass
Year Released 2005 1989
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 7730 cc 2260 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 790 HP 159 HP
Engine RPM 7750 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 881 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 5750 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1445 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1970 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1110 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2740 mm


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