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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1998 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1998 Jaguar XK is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1998 Jaguar XK. (290 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1998 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 330 kg more than 1998 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 252 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Jaguar XK. (393 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1998 Jaguar XK
Make Buick Jaguar
Model Riviera XK
Year Released 1968 1998
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 290 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 393 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 251 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1570 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3040 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 75 L


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