1983 Isuzu Florian vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1983 Isuzu Florian is newer by 8 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 18 more horse power than 1983 Isuzu Florian. (97 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1983 Isuzu Florian. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 35 kg more than 1983 Isuzu Florian. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1983 Isuzu Florian 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 1983 Isuzu Florian. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Isuzu Florian. (147 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Isuzu Florian.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Isuzu Florian 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Isuzu Lancia
Model Florian Beta
Year Released 1983 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1817 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 97 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 147 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1025 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2550 mm