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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2008 Ascari A10

To start off, 2008 Ascari A10 is newer by 56 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 4,941 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Ascari A10 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ascari A10 (625 HP @ 7500 RPM) has 467 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ascari A10 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 15 kg more than 2008 Ascari A10.

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, 2008 Ascari A10 (560 Nm @ 5500 RPM) has 270 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Ascari A10 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2008 Ascari A10
Make Jaguar Ascari
Model XK A10
Year Released 1952 2008
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3441 cc 4941 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 625 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 7500 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 560 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 5500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 94 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 89 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 201 km/hour 346 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1138 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2636 mm


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