1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II would be higher. At 6,223 cc (8 cylinders), 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II weights approximately 1048 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 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 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. 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. 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II has automatic transmission and 1975 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1975 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Make Lancia Rolls-Royce
Model Beta Silver Cloud II
Year Released 1975 1959
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 6223 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 0 HP
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 104.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 91.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 8.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 2108 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5380 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3130 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 81 L


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