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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1957 Jaguar MK VIII

To start off, 1957 Jaguar MK VIII is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1952 Jaguar XK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1952 Jaguar XK would be higher. At 3,442 cc (6 cylinders), 1957 Jaguar MK VIII is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1957 Jaguar MK VIII (208 HP @ 5550 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1957 Jaguar MK VIII should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 Jaguar MK VIII weights approximately 489 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK. 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 1957 Jaguar MK VIII. (283 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1957 Jaguar MK VIII.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1957 Jaguar MK VIII
Make Jaguar Jaguar
Year Released 1952 1957
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 3442 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 208 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5550 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 283 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 106 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1784 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3050 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 77 L


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