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2003 Holden Statesman vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2003 Holden Statesman is newer by 51 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 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Holden Statesman is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Holden Statesman (229 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Holden Statesman should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Holden Statesman weights approximately 430 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, 2003 Holden Statesman (375 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2003 Holden Statesman will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Holden Statesman 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Holden Jaguar
Model Statesman XK
Year Released 2003 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 229 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 375 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1725 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 5200 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2600 mm


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