2008 Ford Explorer vs. 1950 Simca 8
To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 58 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Simca 8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Simca 8 would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Explorer (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 177 more horse power than 1950 Simca 8. (33 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 1950 Simca 8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 1157 kg more than 1950 Simca 8. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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. 2008 Ford Explorer has automatic transmission and 1950 Simca 8 has manual transmission. 1950 Simca 8 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Ford Explorer will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2008 Ford Explorer||1950 Simca 8|
|Engine Size||4013 cc||1090 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||4 valves||2 valves|
|Horse Power||210 HP||33 HP|
|Engine RPM||5100 RPM||4200 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||2077 kg||920 kg|
|Vehicle Length||5350 mm||4030 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1880 mm||1490 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1850 mm||1540 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||3320 mm||2430 mm|