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1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica is newer by 7 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 3,967 cc (12 cylinders), 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica (335 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 177 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica weights approximately 295 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.

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, 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica (305 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Ferrari Jaguar
Model 400 Superamerica XK
Year Released 1959 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3967 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 335 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 305 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 77 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 71 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1590 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2420 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 119 L 63 L


 

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