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1972 Ford LTD vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1972 Ford LTD is newer by 20 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 3,927 cc (6 cylinders), 1972 Ford LTD is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Ford LTD (163 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1972 Ford LTD should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Ford LTD weights approximately 400 kg more than 1952 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, 1972 Ford LTD (376 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1972 Ford LTD will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Ford LTD 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Ford Jaguar
Model LTD XK
Year Released 1972 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3927 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 163 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 376 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1695 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 5550 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 83 L 63 L


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