1976 Alfa Romeo Spider vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider is newer by 6 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 @ 4600 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider. (89 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider weights approximately 30 kg more 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, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm) has 41 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider. (122 Nm). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Alfa Romeo Spider 1970 Holden Torana
Make Alfa Romeo Holden
Model Spider Torana
Year Released 1976 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 122 Nm 163 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 980 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4130 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2260 mm 2550 mm


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