1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1955 Lancia Appia

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Lancia Appia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Lancia Appia would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 238 kg more than 1955 Lancia Appia.

Because 1955 Lancia Appia 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 1955 Lancia Appia. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1955 Lancia Appia
Make Lancia Lancia
Model Beta Appia
Year Released 1975 1955
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1090 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 0 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 822 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3880 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2490 mm


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