1970 Holden Torana vs. 1975 Datsun 260Z

To start off, 1975 Datsun 260Z is newer by 5 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 2,565 cc (6 cylinders), 1975 Datsun 260Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Datsun 260Z (163 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Datsun 260Z should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Datsun 260Z weights approximately 150 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, 1975 Datsun 260Z (213 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1975 Datsun 260Z will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1975 Datsun 260Z
Make Holden Datsun
Model Torana 260Z
Year Released 1970 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2565 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 213 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1100 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4135 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2310 mm