1990 Aston Martin Lagonda vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda is newer by 15 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 5,340 cc (8 cylinders), 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda (301 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 186 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda weights approximately 1165 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 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda 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 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda. 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, 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda (460 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 284 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1990 Aston Martin Lagonda 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Aston Martin Lancia
Model Lagonda Beta
Year Released 1990 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5340 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 301 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 460 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 100 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2225 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 5290 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2920 mm 2550 mm


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