1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp

To start off, 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp is newer by 12 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 5,763 cc (8 cylinders), 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp (296 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 181 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp weights approximately 640 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 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp 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 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp. 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, 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp (450 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 274 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp 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. 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1987 De Tomaso Longchamp
Make Lancia De Tomaso
Model Beta Longchamp
Year Released 1975 1987
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 5763 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 296 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 450 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 101.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 88.9 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4540 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2610 mm


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