Jaguar xjr 1995




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  • The Jaguar XJ (X) is a full-size luxury sedan manufactured by Jaguar Cars between . Part way through the model year, a long wheel base version of the body shell was introduced, adding an extra 6 inches ( mm) for rear.

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    Jaguar xjr 1995

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    It has great horsepower with good gas mileage. Also fast and quiet when i dont step on it. And isn't that just what a living room should do? Opening the hood for onlookers is guaranteed to incite an outburst of oohs and aahs, as even the mechanically inept can't overlook the red "XJR6 supercharged" signage or the huge silver, satin-finished cam cover.

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    Jaguar xjr 1995

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    It was bitterly cold out there at seven this morning, and as I watched my postman trudging up the street, past all the cars that I have on test, I could not help thinking that I had a better job than him.

    My desk is piled high with invitations from car firms to join them on exotic trips to faraway lands. But Postman Pat does at least need a modicum of skill, whereas all you need to be a motoring journalist is a head full of opinions. Car testing is the most inexact science invented. It is simply a case of whether you like the car, and I am sad to say this sometimes has little or nothing to do with the car itself. Most of the time I adore the Jaguar XJS, but the last time I drove one it was raining, I had a headache and a cricked neck and I was trying to reverse it down a mews at night.

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    And I absolutely hated the damn thing. Then there is the Toyota Starlet. This is a dreadful little car, but on the two occasions I have been unfortunate enough to find myself in one, the roads have been empty, the sun has been out and I have been in heaven. The best drive of my life was in a Starlet on a deserted mountain road in Portugal.

    Against this sort of background, you can see why it is hard, and sometimes impossible, to be rational. Hell, if motoring journalists were all rational, we would all agree on what is the best car in the world. I cannot even agree with myself. In two years I have had four all-time favourites: The first time I drove this remarkable new car I was in Scotland and therefore hungry. Food is never recognisable as such up there, so I tend not to eat much.

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    It was also raining hard, and bhp engines go with wet country lanes about as well as haggis and chocolate. It was getting on for midnight and the darkened M40 stretched out for miles. Bob Seger was in the boot and the stars were out. The big car was impressive enough, thundering down the outside lane, quiet, unruffled and smooth as you would expect, but it was snarling rather than purring, and the fat tyres were making pitter-patter noises — unusual in a Jaguar saloon.

    So, even though it was late, I turned off to see what the monster could do on normal roads. What it can do is unscrew the top of your head and insert a small egg whisk in the resulting cavity. This car is astonishing. The steering is perfected, weighted so well that you can feel exactly what the front wheels are doing, and you know precisely what the back end is up to, almost as though it is in telepathic contact.

    And if you choose to ignore the signals of impending doom, the traction control gently pushes the accelerator pedal upwards. It may do only 14mpg, but as the rev counter surged round the dial in an unending quest for the red zone, and the automatic gearbox blurred the changes, I must confess I would have been happy with 9mpg, or less.

    Jaguar xjr 1995

    And yes, I do pay for my own petrol. Back in London I recalled its ability to hurtle through tightening bends with almost no body roll at all, as it slithered down the Earls Court Road, ironing out all the bumps and ridges.

    Within a month, I am quite sure, I shall have driven another car on a better road in finer weather, but for now the Jaguar XJR is the best car in the world. Published 14 March Originally published February 19, It was bitterly cold out there at seven this morning, and as I watched my postman trudging up the street, past all the cars that I have on test, I could not help thinking that I had a better job than him. And now there is a fifth.

    Old Top Gear , (XJR8 TEST etc), 1/2, 1997.



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