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1971 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2002 Jaguar XJ

To start off, 2002 Jaguar XJ is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Chevrolet Corvette would be higher. At 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette (330 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 2002 Jaguar XJ. (240 HP @ 6350 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 2002 Jaguar XJ. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Jaguar XJ weights approximately 181 kg more than 1971 Chevrolet Corvette.

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, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette (488 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 172 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Jaguar XJ. (316 Nm @ 4350 RPM). This means 1971 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Jaguar XJ. 2002 Jaguar XJ has automatic transmission and 1971 Chevrolet Corvette has manual transmission. 1971 Chevrolet Corvette will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Jaguar XJ will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Chevrolet Corvette 2002 Jaguar XJ
Make Chevrolet Jaguar
Model Corvette XJ
Year Released 1971 2002
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5733 cc 3248 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 330 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6350 RPM
Torque 488 Nm 316 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4350 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.7 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.4 mm 70 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1529 kg 1710 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 5160 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1220 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2880 mm


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