1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1980 Maserati Quattroporte

To start off, 1980 Maserati Quattroporte is newer by 5 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 4,136 cc (8 cylinders), 1980 Maserati Quattroporte is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Maserati Quattroporte (267 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 152 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1980 Maserati Quattroporte should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Maserati Quattroporte weights approximately 840 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 1980 Maserati Quattroporte 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 1980 Maserati Quattroporte. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1980 Maserati Quattroporte
Make Lancia Maserati
Model Beta Quattroporte
Year Released 1975 1980
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 4136 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 267 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4990 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2810 mm


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