1970 Holden Torana vs. 2011 Ford F-350

To start off, 2011 Ford F-350 is newer by 41 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 6,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Ford F-350 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Ford F-350 (385 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 290 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Ford F-350 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana.

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, 2011 Ford F-350 (548 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 385 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2011 Ford F-350 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2011 Ford F-350
Make Holden Ford
Model Torana F-350
Year Released 1970 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 6200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 385 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 548 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Flex Fuel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 6269 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 2029 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1961 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3967 mm


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