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1949 Allard J1 vs. 1952 Allard K2

To start off, 1952 Allard K2 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Allard J1. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Allard J1 would be higher. At 3,917 cc (8 cylinders), 1949 Allard J1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1949 Allard J1 (100 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1952 Allard K2. (85 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1949 Allard J1 should accelerate faster than 1952 Allard K2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Allard K2 weights approximately 60 kg more than 1949 Allard J1.

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.

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1949 Allard J1 1952 Allard K2
Make Allard Allard
Model J1 K2
Year Released 1949 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3917 cc 3622 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 100 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 3 seats
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 1200 kg
Vehicle Length 3690 mm 4270 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1580 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2700 mm


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