1970 Holden Torana vs. 1987 Nissan Micra

To start off, 1987 Nissan Micra is newer by 17 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 46 more horse power than 1987 Nissan Micra. (49 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1987 Nissan Micra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 285 kg more than 1987 Nissan Micra. 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, 1987 Nissan Micra, 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 90 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Nissan Micra. (73 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Nissan Micra.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1987 Nissan Micra
Make Holden Nissan
Model Torana Micra
Year Released 1970 1987
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 987 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 49 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 73 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 665 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 3770 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2310 mm


 

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