1970 Holden Torana vs. 1984 Holden Camira

To start off, 1984 Holden Camira is newer by 14 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, 1984 Holden Camira (111 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1984 Holden Camira should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1984 Holden Camira weights approximately 100 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.

Because 1970 Holden Torana is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1970 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1984 Holden Camira, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 38 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Holden Camira. (125 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Holden Camira.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1984 Holden Camira
Make Holden Holden
Model Torana Camira
Year Released 1970 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 111 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1050 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2580 mm


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