1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1977 Volvo 66
To start off, 1977 Volvo 66 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1977 Volvo 66. (47 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1977 Volvo 66. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 240 kg more than 1977 Volvo 66. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1977 Volvo 66 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 Volvo 66. 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. 1977 Volvo 66 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 Volvo 66 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1975 Lancia Beta||1977 Volvo 66|
|Engine Size||1995 cc||1106 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||115 HP||47 HP|
|Engine RPM||5500 RPM||5200 RPM|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Vehicle Weight||1060 kg||820 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4290 mm||3910 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1660 mm||1550 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1330 mm||1390 mm|