1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2005 Nissan 350Z

To start off, 2005 Nissan 350Z is newer by 30 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 3,491 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Nissan 350Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan 350Z (287 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 172 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan 350Z should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan 350Z weights approximately 392 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 2005 Nissan 350Z 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 2005 Nissan 350Z. 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, 2005 Nissan 350Z (363 Nm) has 187 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 2005 Nissan 350Z will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2005 Nissan 350Z
Make Lancia Nissan
Model Beta 350Z
Year Released 1975 2005
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3491 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 287 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 363 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 81 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1452 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4310 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 76 L


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