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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1971 Jensen Interceptor

To start off, 1971 Jensen Interceptor is newer by 19 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 6,284 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Jensen Interceptor is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Jensen Interceptor (300 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1971 Jensen Interceptor should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Jensen Interceptor weights approximately 678 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.

Because 1971 Jensen Interceptor is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1971 Jensen Interceptor will offer significantly more control. 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, 1971 Jensen Interceptor (556 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 266 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1971 Jensen Interceptor will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1971 Jensen Interceptor
Make Jaguar Jensen
Model XK Interceptor
Year Released 1952 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 6284 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 556 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 108 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 85.9 mm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1973 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2780 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 91 L


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