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2008 Audi TT vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2008 Audi TT is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Audi TT is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi TT weights approximately 350 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

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, 2008 Audi TT (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 170 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Audi TT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi TT 1986 Ford Escort
Make Audi Ford
Model TT Escort
Year Released 2008 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 59 HP
Torque 280 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1260 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4180 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1360 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 45 L


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