1970 Holden Torana vs. 2001 Volvo V70

To start off, 2001 Volvo V70 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 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2001 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Volvo V70 (197 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Volvo V70 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Volvo V70 weights approximately 690 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 2001 Volvo V70 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1970 Holden Torana. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Volvo V70 will offer significantly more control. 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 Volvo V70 (292 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2001 Volvo V70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2001 Volvo V70
Make Holden Volvo
Model Torana V70
Year Released 1970 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 292 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1640 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1580 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2760 mm


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