1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2012 Volkswagen GTI

To start off, 2012 Volkswagen GTI is newer by 37 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 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Volkswagen GTI is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Volkswagen GTI (232 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 117 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Volkswagen GTI should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Volkswagen GTI weights approximately 341 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.

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, 2012 Volkswagen GTI (300 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 124 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2012 Volkswagen GTI will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2012 Volkswagen GTI
Make Lancia Volkswagen
Model Beta GTI
Year Released 1975 2012
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 232 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2200 RPM
Top Speed 180 km/hour 246 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1401 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4213 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1501 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 55 L