1983 Austin Maestro vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1983 Austin Maestro is newer by 13 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 28 more horse power than 1983 Austin Maestro. (67 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1983 Austin Maestro. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 75 kg more than 1983 Austin Maestro. 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, 1983 Austin Maestro, 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, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 63 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Austin Maestro. (100 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Austin Maestro.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Austin Maestro 1970 Holden Torana
Make Austin Holden
Model Maestro Torana
Year Released 1983 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1275 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 67 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 100 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1600 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 875 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4060 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2550 mm


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