1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1981 Bitter SC

To start off, 1981 Bitter SC is newer by 6 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 2,969 cc (6 cylinders), 1981 Bitter SC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1981 Bitter SC (177 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1981 Bitter SC should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1981 Bitter SC weights approximately 290 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 1981 Bitter SC 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 1981 Bitter SC. 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, 1981 Bitter SC (248 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 72 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1981 Bitter SC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1981 Bitter SC 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. 1981 Bitter SC will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1981 Bitter SC
Make Lancia Bitter
Model Beta SC
Year Released 1975 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2969 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 177 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 248 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 95.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 69.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.4:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2690 mm


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