1961 Ferrari 196 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK
To start off, 1961 Ferrari 196 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, 1961 Ferrari 196 (208 HP @ 7500 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1961 Ferrari 196 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 645 kg more than 1961 Ferrari 196.
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.
Compare all specifications:
|1961 Ferrari 196||1952 Jaguar XK|
|Engine Size||1983 cc||3441 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||2 valves||2 valves|
|Horse Power||208 HP||158 HP|
|Engine RPM||7500 RPM||5000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||650 kg||1295 kg|
|Wheelbase Size||2330 mm||2600 mm|