1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1977 Holden GTS

To start off, 1977 Holden GTS is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 4,139 cc (8 cylinders), 1977 Holden GTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1977 Holden GTS (158 HP @ 4550 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1977 Holden GTS should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Holden GTS weights approximately 415 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 1977 Holden GTS 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 1977 Holden GTS. 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, 1977 Holden GTS (326 Nm @ 2600 RPM) has 150 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1977 Holden GTS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1977 Holden GTS 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. 1977 Holden GTS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1977 Holden GTS
Make Lancia Holden
Model Beta GTS
Year Released 1975 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 4139 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4550 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 326 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2600 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1475 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2830 mm


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