1960 Fairthorpe Electrina vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina 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 66 more horse power than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. (49 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 610 kg more than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina 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 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. 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 107 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. (69 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina.

Compare all specifications:

1960 Fairthorpe Electrina 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Fairthorpe Lancia
Model Electrina Beta
Year Released 1960 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 948 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 49 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 69 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 450 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 3740 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1530 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2090 mm 2550 mm


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