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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Volkswagen GTI

To start off, 2005 Volkswagen GTI 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Volkswagen GTI (200 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen GTI should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen GTI weights approximately 82 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.

Let's talk about torque, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm) has 26 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen GTI. (264 Nm). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen GTI.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2005 Volkswagen GTI
Make Jaguar Volkswagen
Model XK GTI
Year Released 1952 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2784 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 200 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 264 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 90 mm
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1377 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 55 L


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