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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

To start off, 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix is newer by 53 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 3,786 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix (260 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix weights approximately 325 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, 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, 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, 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix (380 Nm) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm). This means 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Make Jaguar Pontiac
Model XK Grand Prix
Year Released 1952 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 3786 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 380 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 97.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5040 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 64 L


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