1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1984 Maserati 228

To start off, 1984 Maserati 228 is newer by 9 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 2,790 cc (6 cylinders), 1984 Maserati 228 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Maserati 228 (252 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 137 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1984 Maserati 228 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1984 Maserati 228 weights approximately 205 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 1984 Maserati 228 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 1984 Maserati 228. 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, 1984 Maserati 228 (366 Nm @ 2900 RPM) has 190 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1984 Maserati 228 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1984 Maserati 228
Make Lancia Maserati
Model Beta 228
Year Released 1975 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2790 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 252 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 366 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2900 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1265 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2610 mm


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