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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2009 Porsche 911

To start off, 2009 Porsche 911 is newer by 57 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Porsche 911 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Porsche 911 (523 HP @ 2200 RPM) has 365 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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, 2009 Porsche 911 (505 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Porsche 911 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2009 Porsche 911
Make Jaguar Porsche
Model XK 911
Year Released 1952 2009
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 3441 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 158 HP 523 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 2200 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 505 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors


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