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1961 Ferrari 500 Testarossa vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1961 Ferrari 500 Testarossa 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 500 Testarossa (190 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1961 Ferrari 500 Testarossa should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 615 kg more than 1961 Ferrari 500 Testarossa.

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 85 more torque (in Nm) than 1961 Ferrari 500 Testarossa. (205 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1961 Ferrari 500 Testarossa.

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1961 Ferrari 500 Testarossa 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Ferrari Jaguar
Model 500 Testarossa XK
Year Released 1961 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 190 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 205 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 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 680 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2260 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 63 L


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