2001 Holden Berlina vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2001 Holden Berlina is newer by 26 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 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Holden Berlina is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Holden Berlina (204 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Holden Berlina should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Holden Berlina weights approximately 510 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 2001 Holden Berlina 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 2001 Holden Berlina. 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, 2001 Holden Berlina (305 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2001 Holden Berlina will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Holden Berlina 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Holden Lancia
Model Berlina Beta
Year Released 2001 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 204 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 305 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1570 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4970 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2550 mm


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