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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2013 Porsche 911

To start off, 2013 Porsche 911 is newer by 61 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 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Porsche 911 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Porsche 911 (523 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 365 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Porsche 911 weights approximately 369 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 1952 Jaguar XK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1952 Jaguar XK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Porsche 911, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2013 Porsche 911 (700 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 410 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 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 2013 Porsche 911
Make Jaguar Porsche
Model XK 911
Year Released 1952 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 3800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 523 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 700 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 102 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 77 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 201 km/hour 315 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1664 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4477 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2350 mm


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