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2007 Alfa Romeo Spider vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider. (197 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 165 kg more than 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Buick Riviera 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 1968 Buick Riviera. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider, 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 245 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider. (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider has manual transmission. 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Alfa Romeo Spider 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Alfa Romeo Buick
Model Spider Riviera
Year Released 2007 1968
Body Type Roadster Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2386 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 197 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.4 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 228 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1735 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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