1970 Holden Torana vs. 1955 Morgan Plus 4

To start off, 1970 Holden Torana is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Morgan Plus 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Morgan Plus 4 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 38 more horse power than 1955 Morgan Plus 4. (57 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1955 Morgan Plus 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 182 kg more than 1955 Morgan Plus 4. 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, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 11 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Morgan Plus 4. (152 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Morgan Plus 4.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1955 Morgan Plus 4
Make Holden Morgan
Model Torana Plus 4
Year Released 1970 1955
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2088 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 57 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 152 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 768 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 3660 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2440 mm


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