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Jaguar XJR-S

Jaguar XJR-S

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

Top speed:155 mph (248 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.5 sec
Engine type:V12
Displacement:366 ci (5,993 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:333 bhp (248 kW) @ 5,250 rpm
Max torque:365 lb ft (494 Nm) @ 3,650 rpm
Weight:4,023 lb (1,828 kg)
Economy:14 mpg (5 km/I)
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