1972 Dodge Charger vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Dodge Charger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Dodge Charger would be higher. At 6,555 cc (8 cylinders), 1972 Dodge Charger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Dodge Charger (256 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 141 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1972 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Dodge Charger weights approximately 650 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.

Because 1972 Dodge Charger 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 1972 Dodge Charger. 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, 1972 Dodge Charger (470 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 294 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1972 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Dodge Charger 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Dodge Lancia
Model Charger Beta
Year Released 1972 1975
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6555 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 256 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 470 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 110.2 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.9 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1710 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 5230 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1970 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 3010 mm 2550 mm


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