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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1967 AC Cobra

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 42 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1967 AC Cobra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1967 AC Cobra would be higher. At 6,997 cc (8 cylinders), 1967 AC Cobra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1967 AC Cobra (410 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 336 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1967 AC Cobra should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1967 AC Cobra weights approximately 142 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 1967 AC Cobra 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 1967 AC Cobra. 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, 1967 AC Cobra (651 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 536 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1967 AC Cobra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1967 AC Cobra
Make Tata AC
Model Indica Cobra
Year Released 2009 1967
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 6997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 410 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 651 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 107.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.5:1
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 1147 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 3970 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1250 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2290 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 68 L


 

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