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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche

To start off, 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche 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 6,749 cc (8 cylinders), 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche weights approximately 985 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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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1952 Jaguar XK 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche
Make Jaguar Rolls-Royce
Model XK Corniche
Year Released 1952 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 6749 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 158 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 2280 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5210 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3030 mm


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