1954 Jensen Interceptor vs. 2000 Jensen SV-8

To start off, 2000 Jensen SV-8 is newer by 46 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 4,599 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Jensen SV-8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Jensen SV-8 (321 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 191 more horse power than 1954 Jensen Interceptor. (130 HP @ 3700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2000 Jensen SV-8 should accelerate faster than 1954 Jensen Interceptor. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1954 Jensen Interceptor weights approximately 195 kg more than 2000 Jensen SV-8.

Let's talk about torque, 2000 Jensen SV-8 (439 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 152 more torque (in Nm) than 1954 Jensen Interceptor. (287 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2000 Jensen SV-8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1954 Jensen Interceptor.

Compare all specifications:

1954 Jensen Interceptor 2000 Jensen SV-8
Make Jensen Jensen
Model Interceptor SV-8
Year Released 1954 2000
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3993 cc 4599 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 130 HP 321 HP
Engine RPM 3700 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 287 Nm 439 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 4750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 1495 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4170 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1280 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2410 mm


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