1970 Holden Torana vs. 1998 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 1998 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 28 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 1998 Volkswagen Golf. (74 HP @ 5100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1998 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 155 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana.

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, 1998 Volkswagen Golf, 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 33 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Volkswagen Golf. (130 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1998 Volkswagen Golf
Make Holden Volkswagen
Model Torana Golf
Year Released 1970 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1390 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 130 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3300 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1105 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4160 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2470 mm