1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1986 Venturi Cabriolet

To start off, 1986 Venturi Cabriolet is newer by 11 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 2,458 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Venturi Cabriolet is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Venturi Cabriolet (197 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 82 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Venturi Cabriolet should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Venturi Cabriolet weights approximately 235 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 1986 Venturi Cabriolet 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 1986 Venturi Cabriolet. 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, 1986 Venturi Cabriolet (296 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 120 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1986 Venturi Cabriolet will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1986 Venturi Cabriolet
Make Lancia Venturi
Model Beta Cabriolet
Year Released 1975 1986
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2458 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 296 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2500 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1180 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2410 mm


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