2009 Audi TT vs. 1973 Volvo 164

To start off, 2009 Audi TT is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Volvo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Volvo 164 would be higher. At 2,976 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Volvo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi TT (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1973 Volvo 164. (142 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi TT should accelerate faster than 1973 Volvo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Volvo 164 weights approximately 25 kg more than 2009 Audi TT.

Because 1973 Volvo 164 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1973 Volvo 164. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Audi TT, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 Audi TT (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 59 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Volvo 164. (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Audi TT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Volvo 164.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi TT 1973 Volvo 164
Make Audi Volvo
Model TT 164
Year Released 2009 1973
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2976 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 4180 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 58 L


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