1970 Holden Torana vs. 2006 Seat Alhambra

To start off, 2006 Seat Alhambra is newer by 36 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 2,792 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Seat Alhambra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Seat Alhambra (201 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 106 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Seat Alhambra should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Seat Alhambra weights approximately 750 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, 2006 Seat Alhambra, 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, 2006 Seat Alhambra (265 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 102 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2006 Seat Alhambra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2006 Seat Alhambra
Make Holden Seat
Model Torana Alhambra
Year Released 1970 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2792 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 201 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 265 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2850 mm


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