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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2002 Jaguar XJ6

To start off, 2002 Jaguar XJ6 is newer by 50 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, 2002 Jaguar XJ6 (240 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 82 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Jaguar XJ6 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Jaguar XJ6 weights approximately 250 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, 2002 Jaguar XJ6 (300 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2002 Jaguar XJ6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2002 Jaguar XJ6
Make Jaguar Jaguar
Model XK XJ6
Year Released 1952 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4100 RPM
Top Speed 201 km/hour 228 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1545 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2920 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 85 L


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