Porsche 911 vs Volvo Amazon 122s | Season 1 – Episode 69
Wheels Feb 24, 2022
Speed vs Comfort
Pronounced in German: Neunelfer, the 911 is a two-door, 2+2 high performance rear-engined sports car made since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany.
The 911 has a rear-mounted flat-six engine and all round independent suspension. The car has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained unchanged.
In 1978, Porsche introduced the new version of their 911, called the ‘911SC’. Porsche reintroduced the SC (“Super Carrera”) designation for the first time since the 356SC (as distinguished from the race-engined 356 Carrera). Porsche engineers claimed that the 911SC could achieve a standing kilometre in a mere 26.8 seconds which meant a trip to the shops or a blast down the motorway would be no trouble at all.
Model: 911 Carrera SC
Body type: 2 Door coupe
Engine configuration: Air cooled flat 6
Power: 237 h.p. (174 kW) @ 5900 rpm
Top Speed: 150 mph (240 kph)
0 – 60 mph: 5.4 seconds
Fuel consumption; 19 mpg
Production period: 1983 – 1989
Predecessor: Carrera 3
Successor: Porsche 964
Comfort vs Speed
The Volvo Amazon was a mid-size car manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars from 1956 to 1970.
The Amazon shared the wheelbase, tall posture and high H-point seating of its predecessor, the PV. Amazon body styles included a two-door saloon, four-door saloon, and five-door estate styles.
In 1959, Volvo became the world’s first manufacturer to provide front seat belts as standard equipment.
Volvo got the balance just right with the Amazon and the car was renowned for the quality of its ride combined with the way the car grips through corners. The steering was quick and precise and with its rear-wheel drive combined and strong brakes plus a clean gear-change, the Amazon is genuinely fun to drive and at home on long sweeping country roads with a car full of friends.
Model: Amazon 122S
Body type: Saloon
Engine: 1782 cc
Straight four (OHV)
Power: 86 – bhp @ 5400 – rpm
Top Speed: 109 – mph (175 – kph)
0 – 60 mph: 14.4 seconds
Fuel consumption: 24.2 – mpg
Production period: 1956 to 1970
Predecessor: Volvo PV
Successor: Volvo 144
What is your choice? Speed vs Comfort or Comfort vs Speed.
Credit: Classic Motoring, Oto Winkler
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