1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1958 Riley Two Point Six

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 Riley Two Point Six. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 Riley Two Point Six would be higher. At 2,639 cc (6 cylinders), 1958 Riley Two Point Six is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1958 Riley Two Point Six. (96 HP @ 4750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1958 Riley Two Point Six. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1958 Riley Two Point Six weights approximately 580 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1958 Riley Two Point Six 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 1958 Riley Two Point Six. 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, 1958 Riley Two Point Six (183 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1958 Riley Two Point Six will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1958 Riley Two Point Six
Make Lancia Riley
Model Beta Two Point Six
Year Released 1975 1958
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2639 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 96 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4750 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 183 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1640 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2890 mm