2007 Mazda 6 vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2007 Mazda 6 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mazda 6 (134 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mazda 6 weights approximately 590 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 Mazda 6 (310 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 214 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Mazda 6||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1998 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||134 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||3500 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||310 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1540 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4710 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1790 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1490 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2680 mm||2450 mm|