1952 Ford Vedette 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 Ford Vedette. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1952 Ford Vedette would be higher. At 2,157 cc (8 cylinders), 1952 Ford Vedette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 1952 Ford Vedette. (66 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1952 Ford Vedette. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Ford Vedette weights approximately 65 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1952 Ford Vedette 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 Ford Vedette. 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 54 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Ford Vedette. (122 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Ford Vedette.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Ford Vedette 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Vedette Beta
Year Released 1952 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2157 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 66 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 122 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4680 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2550 mm


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