1995 Bristol Blenheim vs. 1972 Lancia Fulvia

To start off, 1995 Bristol Blenheim is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Lancia Fulvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Lancia Fulvia would be higher. At 5,896 cc (8 cylinders), 1995 Bristol Blenheim is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Bristol Blenheim (228 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 116 more horse power than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (112 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 Bristol Blenheim should accelerate faster than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Bristol Blenheim weights approximately 785 kg more than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1995 Bristol Blenheim 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 1995 Bristol Blenheim. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1972 Lancia Fulvia, 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, 1995 Bristol Blenheim (440 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 287 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (153 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1995 Bristol Blenheim will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. 1995 Bristol Blenheim has automatic transmission and 1972 Lancia Fulvia has manual transmission. 1972 Lancia Fulvia will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1995 Bristol Blenheim will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Bristol Blenheim 1972 Lancia Fulvia
Make Bristol Lancia
Model Blenheim Fulvia
Year Released 1995 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5896 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 112 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 440 Nm 153 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1745 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2340 mm


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