Being associated with luxury cars that floated along, Jaguar needed outside help when it came to pumping up their ageing XJS in 1988. They turned to Tom Walkinshaw, in charge of running Jaguar Sport. Walkinshaw set about making important tweaks here and there to put the flabby-handling XJS back on track. In the suspension revised spring pressures, re-valved shocks and new bushes made it much more taut in corners. Wider wheels and tyres took care of the rest of the driver feedback, and the steering also had its assistance reduced to improve the feel. The all-alloy VI2 was pushed out to 366ci (5,997cc) in displacement from the standard 323ci (5,337) unit by increasing the stroke of the crankshaft, then in 1991 the XJR-S got a new look and a race-derived engine management system, along with revisions to the intake and exhaust. Production ended in 1995.
Jaguar XJR-S Specifications
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