Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing vs Chevrolet Corvette 283 FI vs Jaguar XK-SS

Picture of Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Picture of Chevrolet Corvette 283 FI
Picture of Jaguar XK-SS
Category 300 SLCorvette 283Jaguar XK-SS
Max power (ps) 215294266
Max torque (Nm) 275393353
Curb weight (kg) 129513201000
Power / tonne (ps) 166223266


Category 300 SLCorvette 283Jaguar XK-SS
0 - 100 kph 7.8 s7.0 s7.0 s
0 - 60 mph 7.5 s6.6 s6.8 s
Top speed 261 kph237 kph256 kph


Category 300 SLCorvette 283Jaguar XK-SS
Track Performance 000
Straight line speed 240275286
Total 240275286


There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Jack  2m ago

I would not say the jag won because of the lower top speed it has than the SL. The difference in kph is 5, and the jag’s acceleration is only .8 of a second faster. Good matchup.

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Steve Westwood   5m ago

Why then is the XKSS regarded as the worlds first supercar as the 300SL came 3 years earlier ??

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BigBoyChris  11m ago

Some figures are quite wrong here and there is a clear winner the jaguar xkss developed straight from the racing D-Type which won le mans for 3 years, look at the power to weight ratios and take into account that it was a road going version of a aluminium bodied highly technically developed racing car

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BR2+  4y ago

Or if you just have money

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Fastedee  4y ago

This could be in your garage if you host the Tonight Show for 1000 years lol.