1964 Ford Falcon vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Ford Falcon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Ford Falcon would be higher. At 2,890 cc (8 cylinders), 1964 Ford Falcon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1964 Ford Falcon (282 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 167 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1964 Ford Falcon should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 360 kg more than 1964 Ford Falcon.

Because 1964 Ford Falcon 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 1964 Ford Falcon. 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, 1964 Ford Falcon (244 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1964 Ford Falcon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Ford Falcon 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Falcon Beta
Year Released 1964 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2890 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 282 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 244 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 20.2:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 700 kg 1060 kg


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