1948 Allard J1 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1948 Allard J1. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1948 Allard J1 would be higher. At 3,915 cc (8 cylinders), 1948 Allard J1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1948 Allard J1. (100 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1948 Allard J1. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1948 Allard J1 weights approximately 80 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1948 Allard J1 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 1948 Allard J1. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, 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, 1948 Allard J1 (305 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1948 Allard J1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1948 Allard J1 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Allard Lancia
Model J1 Beta
Year Released 1948 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3915 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 305 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.3 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 3690 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 113 L 51 L


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