1962 Lancia Flavia vs. 1956 Lancia Aurelia

To start off, 1962 Lancia Flavia is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Lancia Aurelia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Lancia Aurelia would be higher. At 2,451 cc (6 cylinders), 1956 Lancia Aurelia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1956 Lancia Aurelia (115 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1962 Lancia Flavia. (101 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1956 Lancia Aurelia should accelerate faster than 1962 Lancia Flavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1956 Lancia Aurelia weights approximately 65 kg more than 1962 Lancia Flavia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1956 Lancia Aurelia 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 1956 Lancia Aurelia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1962 Lancia Flavia, 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:

1962 Lancia Flavia 1956 Lancia Aurelia
Make Lancia Lancia
Model Flavia Aurelia
Year Released 1962 1956
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1800 cc 2451 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 101 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1215 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4240 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1560 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2460 mm


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