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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2004 Lotus Esprit

To start off, 2004 Lotus Esprit is newer by 52 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 3,507 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Lotus Esprit is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Lotus Esprit (350 HP @ 7800 RPM) has 192 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Lotus Esprit should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Lotus Esprit weights approximately 85 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, 2004 Lotus Esprit (400 Nm) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm). This means 2004 Lotus Esprit will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2004 Lotus Esprit
Make Jaguar Lotus
Model XK Esprit
Year Released 1952 2004
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3441 cc 3507 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 350 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 7800 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 400 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 81 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1380 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1160 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2430 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 70 L


 

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