1970 Holden Torana vs. 2002 Nissan Primera

To start off, 2002 Nissan Primera is newer by 32 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, 2002 Nissan Primera (118 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Nissan Primera should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Nissan Primera weights approximately 320 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 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, 2002 Nissan Primera, 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 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Nissan Primera. (158 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Nissan Primera.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2002 Nissan Primera
Make Holden Nissan
Model Torana Primera
Year Released 1970 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1769 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 158 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1270 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4680 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2690 mm


 

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