1970 Holden Torana vs. 1954 Rover P4

To start off, 1970 Holden Torana is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 Rover P4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 Rover P4 would be higher. At 2,638 cc (6 cylinders), 1954 Rover P4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Holden Torana (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 1954 Rover P4. (79 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1954 Rover P4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1954 Rover P4 weights approximately 450 kg more than 1970 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, 1954 Rover P4 (188 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1954 Rover P4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1954 Rover P4
Make Holden Rover
Model Torana P4
Year Released 1970 1954
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2638 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 188 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2830 mm


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