2005 Lancia Lybra vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2005 Lancia Lybra 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Lancia Lybra (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Lancia Lybra should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Lancia Lybra weights approximately 405 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, 2005 Lancia Lybra (181 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Lancia Lybra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Lancia Lybra 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Lancia Lancia
Model Lybra Beta
Year Released 2005 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1928 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 181 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.7 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 210 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1465 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4470 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 51 L


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