1972 Lancia Fulvia vs. 1983 Bitter SC

To start off, 1983 Bitter SC is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Lancia Fulvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Lancia Fulvia would be higher. At 2,968 cc (6 cylinders), 1983 Bitter SC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Bitter SC (177 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (112 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1983 Bitter SC should accelerate faster than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Bitter SC weights approximately 390 kg more than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1983 Bitter SC 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 1983 Bitter SC. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1972 Lancia Fulvia, 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, 1983 Bitter SC (248 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (153 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1983 Bitter SC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. 1983 Bitter SC has automatic transmission and 1972 Lancia Fulvia has manual transmission. 1972 Lancia Fulvia will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1983 Bitter SC will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1983 Bitter SC
Make Lancia Bitter
Model Fulvia SC
Year Released 1972 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 2968 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 112 HP 177 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 153 Nm 248 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 95 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 69.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.4:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 960 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2690 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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