1970 Holden Torana vs. 1985 Opel Ascona

To start off, 1985 Opel Ascona is newer by 15 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, 1970 Holden Torana (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1985 Opel Ascona. (74 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1985 Opel Ascona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 30 kg more than 1985 Opel Ascona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Opel Ascona. (101 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Opel Ascona.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1985 Opel Ascona
Make Holden Opel
Model Torana Ascona
Year Released 1970 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1296 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 101 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 920 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2580 mm


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