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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2003 Vauxhall Signum

To start off, 2003 Vauxhall Signum is newer by 51 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, 2003 Vauxhall Signum (175 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Vauxhall Signum should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Vauxhall Signum weights approximately 155 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.

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, 2003 Vauxhall Signum, 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, 2003 Vauxhall Signum (370 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2003 Vauxhall Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2003 Vauxhall Signum
Make Jaguar Vauxhall
Model XK Signum
Year Released 1952 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2958 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2840 mm


 

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