The horsepower of the Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio 4.2 i V8 32V 298HP manual is by 5 % bigger than the Nissan 350Z Cabrio 3.5 i V6 24V 283HP manual. Because the difference is small it should not affect the vehicles performance extensively.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Nissan 350Z Cabrio accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h relatively slower than the Jaguar XK8 II. The
difference at the level of
0.1 s is
quite low and for that
reason it should
not be strongly taken into
consideration when buying one of these two
Trunk capacity with seats down
Distance between two sides of a vehicle directly influences on room in the cabin and also stability on road. The Jaguar XK8 II is widther only by 4 percent compared with the Nissan 350Z Cabrio 3.5 i V6 24V 283HP manual and is not really worth considering. The average for the „S” class is approximately 1,791 mm and is by 6 percent smaller than the width of the Jaguar.
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more desirable car's weight distribution. Jaguar has 4 percent longer wheelbase distance when compared to Nissan. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio has 20 % bigger engine size in relation to the Nissan 350Z Cabrio 3.5 i V6 24V 283HP manual. Because the difference is little, the Jaguar XK8 II should accelerate a bit better, if other paramerters are equal.
The Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio 4.2 i V8 32V 298HP manual is 11 percent longer than the Nissan 350Z. The length of the vehicle plays a role in respect of travelling comfort and space in the boot. The Jaguar probably will be offering to it's users more space for legs. At the same time the Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio 4.2 i V8 32V 298HP manual will be better driven but the Nissan will be a bit easier to park because of shorter length .
Model release date
The difference in debut day between presented cars is only 2 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a fast pace what may cause that the Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio may have more advanced solutions.
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of carrying big amount of stuff to it. The difference between these two cars that amounts to 2 mm to the advantage of the Jaguar XK8 II is small and does not matter much.