1962 AC Aceca vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 AC Aceca. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 AC Aceca would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1962 AC Aceca (125 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1962 AC Aceca should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 166 kg more than 1962 AC Aceca.

Because 1962 AC Aceca 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 1962 AC Aceca. 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 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1962 AC Aceca. (167 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1962 AC Aceca.

Compare all specifications:

1962 AC Aceca 1975 Lancia Beta
Make AC Lancia
Model Aceca Beta
Year Released 1962 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1971 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 125 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 167 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 894 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 51 L


 

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