1956 Jensen Interceptor vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Jensen Interceptor. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Jensen Interceptor would be higher. At 3,991 cc (6 cylinders), 1956 Jensen Interceptor is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1956 Jensen Interceptor (129 HP @ 3700 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1956 Jensen Interceptor should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1956 Jensen Interceptor weights approximately 435 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.

Let's talk about torque, 1956 Jensen Interceptor (287 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 111 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1956 Jensen Interceptor will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1956 Jensen Interceptor 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Jensen Lancia
Model Interceptor Beta
Year Released 1956 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3991 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 129 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 3700 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 287 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.3 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 111.1 mm 90 mm
Vehicle Weight 1495 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2550 mm


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