1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2008 Seat Ibiza

To start off, 2008 Seat Ibiza is newer by 33 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2008 Seat Ibiza. (63 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2008 Seat Ibiza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 45 kg more than 2008 Seat Ibiza. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 64 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Seat Ibiza. (112 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Seat Ibiza.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2008 Seat Ibiza
Make Lancia Seat
Model Beta Ibiza
Year Released 1975 2008
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1198 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 63 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 112 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 76.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 166 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1015 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3960 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 45 L


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