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2007 Mazda 3 vs. 1972 TVR M

To start off, 2007 Mazda 3 is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 TVR M. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 TVR M would be higher. At 2,498 cc (6 cylinders), 1972 TVR M is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mazda 3 (108 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 1972 TVR M. (105 HP @ 4900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mazda 3 should accelerate faster than 1972 TVR M. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mazda 3 weights approximately 235 kg more than 1972 TVR M. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1972 TVR M 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 1972 TVR M. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Mazda 3, 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, 2007 Mazda 3 (241 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 61 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 TVR M. (180 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Mazda 3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 TVR M.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mazda 3 1972 TVR M
Make Mazda TVR
Model 3 M
Year Released 2007 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1560 cc 2498 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 105 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4900 RPM
Torque 241 Nm 180 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1260 kg 1025 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 3920 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1200 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2290 mm


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