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2009 Alfa Romeo 159 vs. 1957 Porsche 356

To start off, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 is newer by 52 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Porsche 356 would be higher. At 3,195 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 (256 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 197 more horse power than 1957 Porsche 356. (59 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 should accelerate faster than 1957 Porsche 356. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 weights approximately 1058 kg more than 1957 Porsche 356. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1957 Porsche 356. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 will offer significantly more control. 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.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Alfa Romeo 159 1957 Porsche 356
Make Alfa Romeo Porsche
Model 159 356
Year Released 2009 1957
Body Type Sedan Roadster
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 3195 cc 1581 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 256 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1848 kg 790 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3960 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1230 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2110 mm


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