1970 Holden Torana vs. 2009 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2009 Jaguar XK is newer by 39 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 4,196 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Jaguar XK (410 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 315 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Jaguar XK weights approximately 670 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, 2009 Jaguar XK (560 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 397 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2009 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2009 Jaguar XK
Make Holden Jaguar
Model Torana XK
Year Released 1970 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 4196 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 410 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 560 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1330 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1900 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2590 mm