1970 Holden Torana vs. 1978 ZIL 117

To start off, 1978 ZIL 117 is newer by 8 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 6,958 cc (8 cylinders), 1978 ZIL 117 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1978 ZIL 117 (296 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 201 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1978 ZIL 117 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1978 ZIL 117 weights approximately 2000 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, 1978 ZIL 117 (570 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 407 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1978 ZIL 117 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1978 ZIL 117
Make Holden ZIL
Model Torana 117
Year Released 1970 1978
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 6958 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 296 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 570 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 2950 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5730 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 2080 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3310 mm


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