1970 Holden Torana vs. 1972 Holden Monaro

To start off, 1972 Holden Monaro is newer by 2 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 2,834 cc (6 cylinders), 1972 Holden Monaro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Holden Monaro (116 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1972 Holden Monaro should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Holden Monaro weights approximately 390 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, 1972 Holden Monaro (228 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1972 Holden Monaro will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1972 Holden Monaro
Make Holden Holden
Model Torana Monaro
Year Released 1970 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2834 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 116 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 228 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1340 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2830 mm


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