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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1986 Porsche 928

To start off, 1986 Porsche 928 is newer by 34 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 4,957 cc (8 cylinders), 1986 Porsche 928 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Porsche 928 (321 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 163 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Porsche 928 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Porsche 928 weights approximately 255 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, 1986 Porsche 928 (430 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 140 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1986 Porsche 928 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1986 Porsche 928
Make Jaguar Porsche
Model XK 928
Year Released 1952 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 4957 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 158 HP 321 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 430 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 100 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 78.9 mm
Top Speed 201 km/hour 274 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1550 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2510 mm


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