2007 Fiat Punto vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2007 Fiat Punto is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,747 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Fiat Punto is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Fiat Punto (129 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 76 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Fiat Punto should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Fiat Punto weights approximately 94 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 2007 Fiat Punto (164 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Fiat Punto will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Fiat Punto||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1747 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||129 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6300 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||164 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4300 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1044 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||3850 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1670 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1490 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2470 mm||2450 mm|