1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica would be higher. At 4,963 cc (12 cylinders), 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica (340 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 225 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica weights approximately 40 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica 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 1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ferrari Lancia
Model 410 Superamerica Beta
Year Released 1955 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4963 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 340 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 244 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1100 kg 1060 kg
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2550 mm


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