1970 Holden Torana vs. 2009 Mini Cooper

To start off, 2009 Mini Cooper 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 2,261 cc (4 cylinders), 1970 Holden Torana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mini Cooper (172 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mini Cooper should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mini Cooper weights approximately 175 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, 2009 Mini Cooper, 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, 2009 Mini Cooper (240 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 77 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2009 Mini Cooper will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2009 Mini Cooper
Make Holden Mini
Model Torana Cooper
Year Released 1970 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 172 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1125 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 3720 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1410 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2470 mm


 

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