1970 Holden Torana vs. 1988 Renault 19

To start off, 1988 Renault 19 is newer by 18 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, 1988 Renault 19 (140 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Renault 19 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Renault 19 weights approximately 102 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, 1988 Renault 19, 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 2 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Renault 19. (161 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Renault 19.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1988 Renault 19
Make Holden Renault
Model Torana 19
Year Released 1970 1988
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1763 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 140 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 161 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4250 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1052 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2560 mm


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