1970 Holden Torana vs. 1980 Nissan Bluebird

To start off, 1980 Nissan Bluebird is newer by 10 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 2,393 cc (6 cylinders), 1980 Nissan Bluebird is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Nissan Bluebird (120 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1980 Nissan Bluebird should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Nissan Bluebird weights approximately 320 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, 1980 Nissan Bluebird (170 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1980 Nissan Bluebird will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1980 Nissan Bluebird
Make Holden Nissan
Model Torana Bluebird
Year Released 1970 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2393 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1270 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2530 mm


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