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1950 Holden FX vs. 1972 Holden Torana

To start off, 1972 Holden Torana is newer by 22 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 2,165 cc (6 cylinders), 1950 Holden FX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Holden Torana (55 HP) has 4 more horse power than 1950 Holden FX. (51 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1972 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1950 Holden FX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1950 Holden FX weights approximately 160 kg more than 1972 Holden Torana.

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, 1950 Holden FX (136 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 45 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Holden Torana. (91 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1950 Holden FX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Holden FX 1972 Holden Torana
Make Holden Holden
Model FX Torana
Year Released 1950 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2165 cc 1159 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 55 HP
Torque 136 Nm 91 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 970 kg 810 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4130 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1580 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2440 mm


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