1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is newer by 7 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 5,338 cc (8 cylinders), 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (549 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 434 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage weights approximately 930 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 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 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 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. 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, 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (745 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 569 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Aston Martin Lancia
Model V8 Vantage Beta
Year Released 1982 1975
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5338 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 549 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 745 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 113 L 51 L


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