1985 Citroen Visa vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1985 Citroen Visa is newer by 15 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 60 more horse power than 1985 Citroen Visa. (35 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1985 Citroen Visa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 210 kg more than 1985 Citroen Visa. 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, 1985 Citroen Visa, 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 113 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Citroen Visa. (50 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Citroen Visa.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Citroen Visa 1970 Holden Torana
Make Citroen Holden
Model Visa Torana
Year Released 1985 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 652 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 35 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 50 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 740 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 3700 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1540 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2550 mm


 

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