2001 Holden Vectra vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2001 Holden Vectra 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 2,198 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Holden Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Holden Vectra (139 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Holden Vectra should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Holden Vectra weights approximately 240 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.

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, 2001 Holden Vectra (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 24 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2001 Holden Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Holden Vectra 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Holden Lancia
Model Vectra Beta
Year Released 2001 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2198 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 139 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1300 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2550 mm


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