2009 Alfa Romeo Spider vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider is newer by 34 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 3,179 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider (237 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 122 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider weights approximately 488 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, 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider (289 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 113 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Alfa Romeo Spider 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Alfa Romeo Lancia
Model Spider Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Body Type Roadster Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3179 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 237 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 289 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 242 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1548 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 51 L