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1998 Dodge Viper vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1998 Dodge Viper is newer by 46 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 8,001 cc (10 cylinders), 1998 Dodge Viper is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Dodge Viper (450 HP) has 292 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Dodge Viper should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 238 kg more than 1998 Dodge Viper.

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, 1998 Dodge Viper (664 Nm) has 374 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm). This means 1998 Dodge Viper will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Dodge Viper 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Dodge Jaguar
Model Viper XK
Year Released 1998 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 8001 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 10 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 450 HP 158 HP
Torque 664 Nm 290 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1057 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1200 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 49 L 63 L


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