1970 Holden Torana vs. 1972 Nissan Bluebird

To start off, 1972 Nissan Bluebird 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 2,261 cc (4 cylinders), 1970 Holden Torana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Holden Torana (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 1972 Nissan Bluebird. (72 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1972 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 20 kg more than 1972 Nissan Bluebird. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Nissan Bluebird. (116 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Nissan Bluebird.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1972 Nissan Bluebird
Make Holden Nissan
Model Torana Bluebird
Year Released 1970 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1428 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 72 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 116 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4130 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2430 mm


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