1970 Holden Torana vs. 1974 Volkswagen SP

To start off, 1974 Volkswagen SP is newer by 4 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 31 more horse power than 1974 Volkswagen SP. (64 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1974 Volkswagen SP. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 60 kg more than 1974 Volkswagen SP. 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 43 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Volkswagen SP. (120 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Volkswagen SP.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1974 Volkswagen SP
Make Holden Volkswagen
Model Torana SP
Year Released 1970 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 64 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 120 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1160 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2410 mm


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