1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 would be higher. At 2,584 cc (6 cylinders), 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 (163 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 weights approximately 56 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 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 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 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600. 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, 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 44 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600
Make Lancia Alfa Romeo
Model Beta 2600
Year Released 1975 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 79.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.0:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1116 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 47 L


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