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1950 Holden FX vs. 1986 Holden Commodore

To start off, 1986 Holden Commodore is newer by 36 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 2,962 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Holden Commodore is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Holden Commodore (201 HP) has 150 more horse power than 1950 Holden FX. (51 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Holden Commodore should accelerate faster than 1950 Holden FX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Holden Commodore weights approximately 265 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, 1986 Holden Commodore (296 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 160 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Holden FX. (136 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1986 Holden Commodore will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Holden FX.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Holden FX 1986 Holden Commodore
Make Holden Holden
Model FX Commodore
Year Released 1950 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2165 cc 2962 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 201 HP
Torque 136 Nm 296 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 970 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1580 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2670 mm


 

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