1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1971 TVR 2500

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 TVR 2500. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 TVR 2500 would be higher. At 2,498 cc (6 cylinders), 1971 TVR 2500 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 1971 TVR 2500. (107 HP @ 4900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1971 TVR 2500. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 28 kg more than 1971 TVR 2500. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1971 TVR 2500 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 1971 TVR 2500. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 16 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 TVR 2500. (160 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 TVR 2500.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1971 TVR 2500
Make Lancia TVR
Model Beta 2500
Year Released 1975 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2498 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 107 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4900 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 74.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 95 mm
Top Speed 180 km/hour 175 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1032 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3920 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1200 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2290 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 45 L


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