2009 Audi A4 vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 2009 Audi A4 is newer by 39 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 2,698 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A4 (187 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Audi A4 weights approximately 720 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.

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, 2009 Audi A4, 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, 2009 Audi A4 (400 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 237 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2009 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A4 1970 Holden Torana
Make Audi Holden
Model A4 Torana
Year Released 2009 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2698 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 187 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1670 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2550 mm


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