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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1977 Nissan Laurel

To start off, 1977 Nissan Laurel is newer by 25 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 1977 Nissan Laurel. (55 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1977 Nissan Laurel. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 95 kg more than 1977 Nissan Laurel. 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 161 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Nissan Laurel. (129 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Nissan Laurel.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1977 Nissan Laurel
Make Jaguar Nissan
Model XK Laurel
Year Released 1952 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1991 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 55 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 129 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1200 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2680 mm


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