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1994 Holden Nova vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1994 Holden Nova is newer by 42 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) has 77 more horse power than 1994 Holden Nova. (81 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1994 Holden Nova. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 280 kg more than 1994 Holden Nova. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1952 Jaguar XK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1952 Jaguar XK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Holden Nova, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 172 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Holden Nova. (118 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Holden Nova.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Holden Nova 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Holden Jaguar
Model Nova XK
Year Released 1994 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1396 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 81 HP 158 HP
Torque 118 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1015 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2600 mm


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