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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1981 Toyota Celica

To start off, 1981 Toyota Celica is newer by 29 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 43 more horse power than 1981 Toyota Celica. (115 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1981 Toyota Celica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 130 kg more than 1981 Toyota Celica. 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 118 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Toyota Celica. (172 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1981 Toyota Celica.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1981 Toyota Celica
Make Jaguar Toyota
Model XK Celica
Year Released 1952 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1988 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1165 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2620 mm


 

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