1957 Ford 12 M vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1970 Holden Torana is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Ford 12 M. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Ford 12 M 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 42 more horse power than 1957 Ford 12 M. (53 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1957 Ford 12 M. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 55 kg more than 1957 Ford 12 M. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1957 Ford 12 M 1970 Holden Torana
Make Ford Holden
Model 12 M Torana
Year Released 1957 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1498 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 895 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2550 mm


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