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1963 Ferrari 156 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1963 Ferrari 156 is newer by 11 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, 1963 Ferrari 156 (187 HP @ 9500 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1963 Ferrari 156 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 833 kg more than 1963 Ferrari 156.

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:

1963 Ferrari 156 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Ferrari Jaguar
Model 156 XK
Year Released 1963 1952
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 1486 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 187 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 9500 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 462 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 870 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1010 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2330 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 119 L 63 L


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