1970 Holden Torana vs. 1982 Mitsubishi Starion

To start off, 1982 Mitsubishi Starion is newer by 12 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 2,555 cc (4 cylinders), 1982 Mitsubishi Starion is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1982 Mitsubishi Starion (145 HP) has 50 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1982 Mitsubishi Starion should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana.

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, 1982 Mitsubishi Starion (251 Nm) has 88 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm). This means 1982 Mitsubishi Starion will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1982 Mitsubishi Starion
Make Holden Mitsubishi
Model Torana Starion
Year Released 1970 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2555 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 145 HP
Torque 163 Nm 251 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear


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