1955 Citroen DS vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1970 Holden Torana is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Citroen DS would be higher. At 2,261 cc (4 cylinders), 1970 Holden Torana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Holden Torana (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1955 Citroen DS. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1955 Citroen DS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Citroen DS weights approximately 175 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana.

Because 1970 Holden Torana is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1970 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1955 Citroen DS, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Citroen DS 1970 Holden Torana
Make Citroen Holden
Model DS Torana
Year Released 1955 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1911 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3130 mm 2550 mm


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