1970 Holden Torana vs. 2008 Renault Symbol

To start off, 2008 Renault Symbol is newer by 38 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, 1970 Holden Torana (95 HP) has 21 more horse power than 2008 Renault Symbol. (74 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 2008 Renault Symbol. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Renault Symbol weights approximately 50 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana.

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, 2008 Renault Symbol, 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) has 58 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Renault Symbol. (105 Nm). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Renault Symbol.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2008 Renault Symbol
Make Holden Renault
Model Torana Symbol
Year Released 1970 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1149 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 74 HP
Torque 163 Nm 105 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4261 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1639 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1439 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2473 mm


 

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