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1972 Holden Torana vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1972 Holden Torana 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1972 Holden Torana. (79 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1972 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 365 kg more than 1972 Holden Torana. 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 159 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Holden Torana. (131 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Holden Torana 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Holden Jaguar
Model Torana XK
Year Released 1972 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1599 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 79 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 131 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 930 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4130 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2600 mm


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