1970 Holden Torana vs. 1997 Maserati Ghibli

To start off, 1997 Maserati Ghibli is newer by 27 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, 1997 Maserati Ghibli (302 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 207 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Maserati Ghibli should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Maserati Ghibli weights approximately 415 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.

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, 1997 Maserati Ghibli (334 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 171 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1997 Maserati Ghibli will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1997 Maserati Ghibli
Make Holden Maserati
Model Torana Ghibli
Year Released 1970 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 302 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 334 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1365 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2520 mm


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