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2006 Opel Signum vs. 1975 Nissan Silvia

To start off, 2006 Opel Signum is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Nissan Silvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Nissan Silvia would be higher. At 2,958 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Opel Signum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Opel Signum (175 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1975 Nissan Silvia. (107 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Signum should accelerate faster than 1975 Nissan Silvia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Signum weights approximately 670 kg more than 1975 Nissan Silvia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Nissan Silvia 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 1975 Nissan Silvia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Opel Signum, 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, 2006 Opel Signum (370 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 218 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Nissan Silvia. (152 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Nissan Silvia.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Signum 1975 Nissan Silvia
Make Opel Nissan
Model Signum Silvia
Year Released 2006 1975
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2958 cc 1770 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 175 HP 107 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 152 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1670 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2350 mm


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