1970 Holden Torana vs. 1970 Mercury Montego

To start off, both 1970 Holden Torana and 1970 Mercury Montego were released in the same year (1970). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 4,095 cc (6 cylinders), 1970 Mercury Montego is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Mercury Montego (98 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Mercury Montego should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Mercury Montego weights approximately 745 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. 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 Mercury Montego (248 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1970 Mercury Montego will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1970 Mercury Montego
Make Holden Mercury
Model Torana Montego
Year Released 1970 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 4095 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 248 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5300 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3010 mm


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