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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2008 Jaguar XJ

To start off, 2008 Jaguar XJ 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Jaguar XJ (204 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Jaguar XJ should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Jaguar XJ weights approximately 364 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, 2008 Jaguar XJ (435 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Jaguar XJ will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2008 Jaguar XJ
Make Jaguar Jaguar
Model XK XJ
Year Released 1952 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2722 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 204 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 435 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 88 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 201 km/hour 222 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1659 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3040 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 85 L


 

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