1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2003 Westfield ZEI

To start off, 2003 Westfield ZEI is newer by 28 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Westfield ZEI (173 HP @ 9800 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Westfield ZEI should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 390 kg more than 2003 Westfield ZEI.

Because 2003 Westfield ZEI 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 2003 Westfield ZEI. 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 2003 Westfield ZEI
Make Lancia Westfield
Model Beta ZEI
Year Released 1975 2003
Engine Size 1995 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 9800 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 670 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3550 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1060 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2340 mm


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