1954 Jensen Interceptor vs. 1964 Jensen CV-8

To start off, 1964 Jensen CV-8 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 Jensen Interceptor. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 Jensen Interceptor would be higher. At 6,286 cc (8 cylinders), 1964 Jensen CV-8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1964 Jensen CV-8 (330 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 200 more horse power than 1954 Jensen Interceptor. (130 HP @ 3700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1964 Jensen CV-8 should accelerate faster than 1954 Jensen Interceptor. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1964 Jensen CV-8 weights approximately 99 kg more than 1954 Jensen Interceptor. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1964 Jensen CV-8 (576 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 289 more torque (in Nm) than 1954 Jensen Interceptor. (287 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 1964 Jensen CV-8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1954 Jensen Interceptor.

Compare all specifications:

1954 Jensen Interceptor 1964 Jensen CV-8
Make Jensen Jensen
Model Interceptor CV-8
Year Released 1954 1964
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3993 cc 6286 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 130 HP 330 HP
Engine RPM 3700 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 287 Nm 576 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.3 mm 108.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 111.1 mm 86 mm
Vehicle Weight 1495 kg 1594 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2670 mm


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