1952 Allard Palm Beach vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1952 Allard Palm Beach. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1952 Allard Palm Beach would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1952 Allard Palm Beach. (47 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1952 Allard Palm Beach. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 220 kg more than 1952 Allard Palm Beach. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1952 Allard Palm Beach 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 1952 Allard Palm Beach. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Allard Palm Beach. (101 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Allard Palm Beach.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Allard Palm Beach 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Allard Lancia
Model Palm Beach Beta
Year Released 1952 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1508 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 47 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 101 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.4 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 76.2 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 3970 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 51 L


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