2005 Ferrari 360 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2005 Ferrari 360 is newer by 30 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 3,585 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Ferrari 360 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ferrari 360 (400 HP @ 8500 RPM) has 285 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ferrari 360 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ferrari 360 weights approximately 390 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 2005 Ferrari 360 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 2005 Ferrari 360. 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, 2005 Ferrari 360 (373 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 197 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Ferrari 360 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ferrari 360 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ferrari Lancia
Model 360 Beta
Year Released 2005 1975
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3585 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 400 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 8500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 373 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 293 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1450 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1220 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 51 L


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