1985 Alfa Romeo 33 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1985 Alfa Romeo 33 is newer by 10 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 9 more horse power than 1985 Alfa Romeo 33. (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1985 Alfa Romeo 33. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 160 kg more than 1985 Alfa Romeo 33. 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 41 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Alfa Romeo 33. (135 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Alfa Romeo 33.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Alfa Romeo 33 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Alfa Romeo Lancia
Model 33 Beta
Year Released 1985 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 67.2 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4020 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2550 mm


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