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1950 Holden FX vs. 1993 Holden Statesman

To start off, 1993 Holden Statesman is newer by 43 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 4,985 cc (8 cylinders), 1993 Holden Statesman is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1993 Holden Statesman (223 HP) has 172 more horse power than 1950 Holden FX. (51 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1993 Holden Statesman should accelerate faster than 1950 Holden FX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1993 Holden Statesman weights approximately 595 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, 1993 Holden Statesman (385 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 249 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Holden FX. (136 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1993 Holden Statesman will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Holden FX. 1993 Holden Statesman has automatic transmission and 1950 Holden FX has manual transmission. 1950 Holden FX will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1993 Holden Statesman will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Holden FX 1993 Holden Statesman
Make Holden Holden
Model FX Statesman
Year Released 1950 1993
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2165 cc 4985 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 223 HP
Torque 136 Nm 385 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 970 kg 1565 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4970 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1580 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2830 mm


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