1970 Holden Torana vs. 1958 MG Midget

To start off, 1970 Holden Torana is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 MG Midget. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 MG Midget 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 33 more horse power than 1958 MG Midget. (62 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1958 MG Midget. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 100 kg more than 1958 MG Midget. 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:

1970 Holden Torana 1958 MG Midget
Make Holden MG
Model Torana Midget
Year Released 1970 1958
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1466 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 62 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 850 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 3740 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2400 mm


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