1970 Holden Torana vs. 1960 Lancia Appia

To start off, 1970 Holden Torana is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Lancia Appia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Lancia Appia 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 40 more horse power than 1960 Lancia Appia. (55 HP @ 4900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1960 Lancia Appia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 145 kg more than 1960 Lancia Appia. 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 75 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 Lancia Appia. (88 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 Lancia Appia.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1960 Lancia Appia
Make Holden Lancia
Model Torana Appia
Year Released 1970 1960
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1090 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 55 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4900 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 88 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 805 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1250 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2520 mm


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