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2000 Audi S8 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2000 Audi S8 is newer by 48 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 4,172 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Audi S8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Audi S8 (247 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 Audi S8 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Audi S8 weights approximately 455 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.

Because 2000 Audi S8 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Audi S8 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2000 Audi S8 (583 Nm) has 293 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm). This means 2000 Audi S8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Audi S8 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Audi Jaguar
Model S8 XK
Year Released 2000 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4172 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 247 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 583 Nm 290 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84.6 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 106 mm
Top Speed 249 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type AWD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 5040 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2600 mm


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