1984 Ford Falcon vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1984 Ford Falcon is newer by 14 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 3,273 cc (6 cylinders), 1984 Ford Falcon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Ford Falcon (120 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1984 Ford Falcon should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1984 Ford Falcon weights approximately 424 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, 1984 Ford Falcon (240 Nm @ 2300 RPM) has 77 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1984 Ford Falcon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1984 Ford Falcon 1970 Holden Torana
Make Ford Holden
Model Falcon Torana
Year Released 1984 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3273 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 120 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 2300 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1374 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2550 mm


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