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1987 Ferrari Testarossa vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1987 Ferrari Testarossa is newer by 35 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 4,943 cc (12 cylinders), 1987 Ferrari Testarossa is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Ferrari Testarossa (385 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 227 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Ferrari Testarossa should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Ferrari Testarossa weights approximately 235 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, 1987 Ferrari Testarossa (500 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 210 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1987 Ferrari Testarossa will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Ferrari Testarossa 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Ferrari Jaguar
Model Testarossa XK
Year Released 1987 1952
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 4943 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 385 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 500 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1140 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2560 mm 2600 mm


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