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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1979 Triumph TR7

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Triumph TR7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Triumph TR7 would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Triumph TR7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Triumph TR7 (104 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Triumph TR7 should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Triumph TR7 weights approximately 40 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1979 Triumph TR7 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 1979 Triumph TR7. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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, 1979 Triumph TR7 (161 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1979 Triumph TR7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1979 Triumph TR7
Make Tata Triumph
Model Indica TR7
Year Released 2009 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 161 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 90.3 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 78 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1045 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4070 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2170 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 55 L


 

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