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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton is newer by 55 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 4,921 cc (10 cylinders), 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton (309 HP @ 3750 RPM) has 151 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton weights approximately 1110 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 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton will offer significantly more control. 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, 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton (750 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 460 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2007 Volkswagen Phaeton
Make Jaguar Volkswagen
Model XK Phaeton
Year Released 1952 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 4921 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 10 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 309 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3750 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 750 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 201 km/hour 245 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 2405 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5180 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 90 L


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