1970 Holden Torana vs. 2001 Lexus SC

To start off, 2001 Lexus SC is newer by 31 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 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Lexus SC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Lexus SC (225 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 130 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Lexus SC should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Lexus SC weights approximately 525 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, 2001 Lexus SC (290 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2001 Lexus SC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2001 Lexus SC
Make Holden Lexus
Model Torana SC
Year Released 1970 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 225 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1475 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2700 mm


 

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