1970 Holden Torana vs. 1999 Holden Commodore

To start off, 1999 Holden Commodore is newer by 29 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 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Holden Commodore is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Holden Commodore (197 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Holden Commodore should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Holden Commodore weights approximately 660 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, 1999 Holden Commodore (305 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 142 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1999 Holden Commodore will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1999 Holden Commodore
Make Holden Holden
Model Torana Commodore
Year Released 1970 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3791 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 305 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1610 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5050 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2950 mm


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