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1961 Abarth 600 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1961 Abarth 600 is newer by 9 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 1961 Abarth 600. (47 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1961 Abarth 600. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 700 kg more than 1961 Abarth 600. 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 224 more torque (in Nm) than 1961 Abarth 600. (66 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1961 Abarth 600.

Compare all specifications:

1961 Abarth 600 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Abarth Jaguar
Model 600 XK
Year Released 1961 1952
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 847 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 47 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 66 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 595 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 3300 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1390 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2010 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 63 L


 

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