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2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is newer by 41 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (420 HP @ 7300 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 255 kg more than 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

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. Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 176 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. (469 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage has manual transmission. 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Aston Martin Buick
Model V8 Vantage Riviera
Year Released 2009 1968
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4700 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 420 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 7300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 469 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.1 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1645 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4390 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1260 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 77 L 75 L


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