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1950 Holden FX vs. 1971 Holden Belmont

To start off, 1971 Holden Belmont is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Holden FX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Holden FX would be higher. At 3,298 cc (6 cylinders), 1971 Holden Belmont is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Holden Belmont (133 HP) has 82 more horse power than 1950 Holden FX. (51 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1971 Holden Belmont should accelerate faster than 1950 Holden FX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Holden Belmont weights approximately 370 kg more than 1950 Holden FX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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, 1971 Holden Belmont (263 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Holden FX. (136 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1971 Holden Belmont will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Holden FX.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Holden FX 1971 Holden Belmont
Make Holden Holden
Model FX Belmont
Year Released 1950 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2165 cc 3298 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 133 HP
Torque 136 Nm 263 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 970 kg 1340 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1580 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2830 mm


 

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