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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1987 Jaguar XJS

To start off, 1987 Jaguar XJS is newer by 35 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 3,588 cc (6 cylinders), 1987 Jaguar XJS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Jaguar XJS (217 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1987 Jaguar XJS should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Jaguar XJS weights approximately 335 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, 1987 Jaguar XJS (325 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 35 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1987 Jaguar XJS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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1952 Jaguar XK 1987 Jaguar XJS
Make Jaguar Jaguar
Model XK XJS
Year Released 1952 1987
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 3588 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 217 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 325 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 91 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 92 mm
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 1630 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 90 L


 

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