1970 Holden Torana vs. 1971 Volkswagen 411

To start off, 1971 Volkswagen 411 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana 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 16 more horse power than 1971 Volkswagen 411. (79 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1971 Volkswagen 411. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Volkswagen 411 weights approximately 130 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, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 28 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Volkswagen 411. (135 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Volkswagen 411.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1971 Volkswagen 411
Make Holden Volkswagen
Model Torana 411
Year Released 1970 1971
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2261 cc 1679 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2510 mm


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