2003 Bentley Continental vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 2003 Bentley Continental is newer by 33 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 6,750 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Bentley Continental is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Bentley Continental (421 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 326 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Bentley Continental should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Bentley Continental weights approximately 1500 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, 2003 Bentley Continental (876 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 713 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2003 Bentley Continental will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Bentley Continental 1970 Holden Torana
Make Bentley Holden
Model Continental Torana
Year Released 2003 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6750 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 421 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 876 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 2450 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5250 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 2060 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2970 mm 2550 mm


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