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2011 Porsche Cayman vs. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 2011 Porsche Cayman is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 would be higher. At 3,400 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Porsche Cayman is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Porsche Cayman (330 HP @ 7400 RPM) has 207 more horse power than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (123 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Porsche Cayman should accelerate faster than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 195 kg more than 2011 Porsche Cayman.

Because 2011 Porsche Cayman 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 2011 Porsche Cayman. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164, 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, 2011 Porsche Cayman (370 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 76 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (294 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2011 Porsche Cayman will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Porsche Cayman 1988 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Porsche Alfa Romeo
Model Cayman 164
Year Released 2011 1988
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3400 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 330 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 7400 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 294 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 2000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4346 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1801 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1285 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2416 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12.4 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 70 L


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