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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 1960 Chrysler Imperial

To start off, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Chrysler Imperial. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Chrysler Imperial would be higher. At 5,802 cc (8 cylinders), 1960 Chrysler Imperial is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1960 Chrysler Imperial (276 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 162 more horse power than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (114 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1960 Chrysler Imperial should accelerate faster than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1960 Chrysler Imperial weights approximately 919 kg more than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1960 Chrysler Imperial (510 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 353 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (157 Nm @ 4550 RPM). This means 1960 Chrysler Imperial will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 1960 Chrysler Imperial
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model PT Cruiser Imperial
Year Released 2009 1960
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5802 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 276 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 4550 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1441 kg 2360 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 6170 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 3800 mm


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