1985 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1985 Chevrolet Corvette 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 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1985 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Chevrolet Corvette (230 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1985 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 428 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 1985 Chevrolet Corvette 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 1985 Chevrolet Corvette. 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, 1985 Chevrolet Corvette (448 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 272 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1985 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Chevrolet Corvette 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Chevrolet Lancia
Model Corvette Beta
Year Released 1985 1975
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5733 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 230 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 448 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.4 mm 90 mm
Top Speed 237 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1488 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1190 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2550 mm


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