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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1996 Ford Aspire

To start off, 1996 Ford Aspire is newer by 44 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 95 more horse power than 1996 Ford Aspire. (63 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1996 Ford Aspire. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 365 kg more than 1996 Ford Aspire. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1952 Jaguar XK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1952 Jaguar XK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Ford Aspire, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 190 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Ford Aspire. (100 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Ford Aspire.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1996 Ford Aspire
Make Jaguar Ford
Model XK Aspire
Year Released 1952 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1297 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 63 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 100 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 74 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 3970 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2310 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 37 L


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