1976 Holden Torana vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Holden Torana would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 166 more horse power than 1976 Holden Torana. (62 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1976 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 204 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Holden Torana. (96 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Holden Torana.
Compare all specifications:
|1976 Holden Torana||2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK|
|Engine Size||1256 cc||2996 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||62 HP||228 HP|
|Engine RPM||5400 RPM||6100 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||300 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3600 RPM||2700 RPM|
|Vehicle Length||4130 mm||4090 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1610 mm||1790 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1360 mm||1300 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2440 mm||2440 mm|