1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1999 MG RV8

To start off, 1999 MG RV8 is newer by 24 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 3,900 cc (8 cylinders), 1999 MG RV8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 MG RV8 (190 HP @ 4750 RPM) has 75 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 MG RV8 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1999 MG RV8 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 1999 MG RV8. 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 1999 MG RV8
Make Lancia MG
Model Beta RV8
Year Released 1975 1999
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3900 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 190 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4750 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors


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