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  Jaguar S-Type R

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:2002 - 2003
Introduced at:2002 LA Auto Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionFor 2002 the S-Type has been extensively modified, with a completely new front suspension, a heavily modified rear suspension and new engines and gearboxes. The AJ-V8 engine now has a longer stroke resulting in an displacement increasement of 200cc to 4.2 litre. By adding an Eaton Supercharger to the 4.2 AJ-V8 Jaguar has created the most powerful Jaguar saloon ever. With the S-Type R Jaguar aims for the top spot in the sporty saloon market, in other words BMW M5 territory. Both the 300bhp Naturally Aspirated and 400bhp supercharged V8s are mated to an all new and state of the art ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The performance figures for the supercharged engine are quite impressive as at only 1300rpm it produces as much torque as the Naturally Aspirated engine does at its peak. From 1500 rpm 80% of the torque is always available. Special developments for the supercharged version include forged pistons with oil-cooling jets, high fin-density intercoolers, and a bespoke twin fuel pump system. The air inlet system is also revised, with twin inlets for the air box and low-loss inlet trunking and outlet ducts on the Supercharger. The Naturally Aspirated has one inlet.
The S-Type's ultra-stiff body, now 10 percent stiffer contributes to a smooth, stable ride, by providing a rigid mounting for suspension components such as springs, dampers and bushes. Thanks to this, the components work to optimum efficiency, isolating the effects of road irregularities with little or no transfer to the body.
The braking system on the new S-Type features large diameter, ventilated front and solid rear discs, a four channel anti-lock system and panic assist braking, together with Electronic Traction Control and Dynamic Stability Control system as standard. The S-Type R features 32 x 365 mm ventilated front discs and 15 x 330 mm solid rear discs, with four-piston aluminium brake callipers developed in conjunction with racing brakes specialist Brembo.

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