1970 Holden Torana vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL

To start off, 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL is newer by 43 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 6,000 cc (12 cylinders), 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL (613 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 518 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL weights approximately 1000 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, 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL (999 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 836 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL
Make Holden Mercedes-Benz
Model Torana SL
Year Released 1970 2013
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 2261 cc 6000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 613 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 999 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4300 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1950 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4633 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 2099 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2585 mm


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