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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1965 Lancia Flaminia

To start off, 1965 Lancia Flaminia is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 55. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 55 would be higher. At 2,774 cc (6 cylinders), 1965 Lancia Flaminia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1965 Lancia Flaminia (148 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1965 Lancia Flaminia should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1965 Lancia Flaminia weights approximately 365 kg more than 1955 Austin A 55. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1965 Lancia Flaminia (225 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1965 Lancia Flaminia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 1965 Lancia Flaminia
Make Austin Lancia
Model A 55 Flaminia
Year Released 1955 1965
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2774 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1420 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2530 mm


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