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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2006 Opel Astra

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 54 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, 2006 Opel Astra (197 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Astra should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Astra weights approximately 90 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, 2006 Opel Astra, 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (262 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2006 Opel Astra
Make Jaguar Opel
Model XK Astra
Year Released 1952 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 262 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 234 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1385 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 52 L


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