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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo

To start off, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo 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 4,961 cc (10 cylinders), 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo (512 HP @ 8000 RPM) has 354 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo weights approximately 35 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 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo 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, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo 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, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo (510 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 220 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo
Make Jaguar Lamborghini
Model XK Gallardo
Year Released 1952 2008
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3441 cc 4961 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 10 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 512 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 8000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 201 km/hour 310 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1330 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4310 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1170 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 90 L


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