The XJS topic

The XJS topic

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dinkel

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25,410 posts

214 months

Tuesday 17th March
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In 2017 I drove this immaculate Moroccan Red 1992 Jaguar XJS 6 litre V12. I personally prefer a 500 or 560 SEC to this big cat but just look at this jewel.

Compared to the big German the Jag is so much more of a style icon and purist statement.


Of course it's an automatic. Kick down at 60 gives tremendous boat-like acceleration to infinte speeds.

Post your favorite XJS and make this topic glorious.

Simpo Two

72,233 posts

221 months

Wednesday 18th March
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Ah, bass and treble knobs, how simple!

I don't alter the bass and treble in my XK because it takes too long to prod a screen with one's eyes off the road. They call it progress.

HeWhoDaresRoy

372 posts

172 months

Saturday 21st March
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Here's mine. V12 Le Mans with a manual gearbox








dinkel

Original Poster:

25,410 posts

214 months

Saturday 21st March
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Baby!

cayman-black

9,459 posts

172 months

Monday 23rd March
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As i search for CV bargains i came across this beauty, hopefully it will drop a good £10k...


Simpo Two

72,233 posts

221 months

Monday 23rd March
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cayman-black said:
As i search for CV bargains i came across this beauty, hopefully it will drop a good £10k...
A quick way to make a car drop £10K is to buy it...

rev-erend

20,459 posts

240 months

Monday 23rd March
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cayman-black

9,459 posts

172 months

Monday 23rd March
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Simpo Two said:
A quick way to make a car drop £10K is to buy it...
lol, do you know me?

rev, that's awful!

dinkel

Original Poster:

25,410 posts

214 months

Tuesday 24th March
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They even race these things:



Spa 6 Hrs weekend 2007

rev-erend

20,459 posts

240 months

Tuesday 24th March
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cayman-black said:
Simpo Two said:
A quick way to make a car drop £10K is to buy it...
lol, do you know me?

rev, that's awful!
What's not to love in a 7 litre v12
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a8hex

5,162 posts

179 months

Tuesday 24th March
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rev-erend said:
What's not to love in a 7 litre v12 biggrin
cloud9

stickleback123

6,224 posts

145 months

Thursday 2nd April
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XJR-S for me. Less chunky bumpers than the late 6 litre, less ugly bumpers than the others, no dopey pinstripe, and just a fantastic stance. They don't drive like any other XJS either, and I think the 6 litre Jaguarsport engine was better than the later factory version to use, with 10% more power and a great noise.



One of these with a manual or the 4 speed auto from the factory 6 litre would be XJS heaven for me.


deadslow

6,549 posts

179 months

Thursday 2nd April
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facelift xjrs - they're actually not too bad on the 3 speed auto - they have so much torque. Manual though, I agree, would be awesome.

Wacky Racer

33,226 posts

203 months

CanoeSniffer

759 posts

43 months

Thursday 2nd April
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dinkel said:
They even race these things:



Spa 6 Hrs weekend 2007


Colin Philpott’s flame-spitting 4 litre AJ16. Depending who you believe the front-running XJS’ are running 350-400bhp and down to ~1200kgs dry.



Lawrence Coppock’s almighty 6 litre V12. Horsepower? Lots. Weight problem? Yes. The only regular V12 on the grid, I believe due to the superior development options of the AJ16 and the difficulty getting the kilos off the bigger engined cars.




Tom Lenthall & Nic Strong’s lovely class C cars.

Apologies for the common imposter, these are the only pictures I have immediately to hand. But yes, they do get raced and they’re rather a spectacle smile

FezSpider

642 posts

188 months

Thursday 2nd April
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dinkel said:
In 2017 I drove this immaculate Moroccan Red 1992 Jaguar XJS 6 litre V12. I personally prefer a 500 or 560 SEC to this big cat but just look at this jewel.

Compared to the big German the Jag is so much more of a style icon and purist statement.


Of course it's an automatic. Kick down at 60 gives tremendous boat-like acceleration to infinte speeds.

Post your favorite XJS and make this topic glorious.
I have always wanted to try one my self.
First noticed them as a kid when I watched the return of the saint, both that and the persuaders smile

stickleback123

6,224 posts

145 months

Thursday 2nd April
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deadslow said:
facelift xjrs - they're actually not too bad on the 3 speed auto - they have so much torque. Manual though, I agree, would be awesome.
I agree they are almost OK with 3 speeds. Long final drive (2.88?) blunts it off the line but means it's still doing 3000RPM or so at 80. This puts you right at the point where the engine will really pull hard so makes for brisk overtaking at least. Top speed is rev limited it turns out - I hit the limiter in mine in 3rd hehe

The 4 speed car gets the same first 3 ratios and an overdrive 4th, and a shorter final drive so you get both better acceleration and less busy cruising. That's why the 300bhp factory 6 litre is no slower than the 330bhp XJRS most of the time.

ds666

1,348 posts

135 months

Thursday 2nd April
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Has anyone dropped a v12 Aston engine into one ?
Thinking 500+bhp would be a bit of a sleeper

85Carrera

2,364 posts

193 months

Thursday 2nd April
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dinkel said:
In 2017 I drove this immaculate Moroccan Red 1992 Jaguar XJS 6 litre V12. I personally prefer a 500 or 560 SEC to this big cat but just look at this jewel.

Compared to the big German the Jag is so much more of a style icon and purist statement.


Of course it's an automatic. Kick down at 60 gives tremendous boat-like acceleration to infinte speeds.

Post your favorite XJS and make this topic glorious.
Love the double ashtray. Very much of its time smokin

85Carrera

2,364 posts

193 months

Thursday 2nd April
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cayman-black said:
As i search for CV bargains i came across this beauty, hopefully it will drop a good £10k...

I like that. Great colour - squadron blue?