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1968 Fiat 850 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1968 Fiat 850 is newer by 16 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 107 more horse power than 1968 Fiat 850. (51 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1968 Fiat 850. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 580 kg more than 1968 Fiat 850. 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 225 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Fiat 850. (65 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Fiat 850.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Fiat 850 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Fiat Jaguar
Model 850 XK
Year Released 1968 1952
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 903 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 65 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 140 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 715 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 3660 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2030 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 30 L 63 L


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