1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Vector M12

To start off, 2005 Vector M12 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 5,707 cc (12 cylinders), 2005 Vector M12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Vector M12 (484 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 326 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Vector M12 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Vector M12 weights approximately 335 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, 2005 Vector M12 (576 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 286 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Vector M12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2005 Vector M12
Make Jaguar Vector
Model XK M12
Year Released 1952 2005
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3441 cc 5707 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 484 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 576 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1630 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1140 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2750 mm


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