jag s type R
S-TYPE R goes on sale
Jaguar launches fastest ever road-going saloon
16:45, Thursday January 3, 2002
The S-TYPE R will reach 60mph in 5.3 seconds
With the launch of its latest F1 car less than a day away, Jaguar has made an exciting addition to its road car range with the release of the S-TYPE R. An all-new 4.2-litre supercharged engine, which produces over 400 bhp, helps make it the fastest road-going Jaguar saloon ever.
Although the top speed is artificially capped at 155 mph, the latest S-TYPE will go from 0-60 in just 5.3 seconds. The new car features a unique six-speed automatic transmission and Jaguar’s highly acclaimed CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension) system, which gives the car enhanced stability and comfort, particularly during cornering and braking.
"The S-TYPE R has a dual personality, in line with Jaguar’s philosophy for our ultra high performance flagship vehicles,” said Mike Cross, Jaguar’s chief engineer. “The new car is inherently quiet, refined and comfortable – but when stirred, it becomes a true performance machine, satisfying the demands of the driving enthusiast. Power is instantly available, without ever being intimidating or overly demanding of the driver."
At £47,400, it’s the most expensive model in the range, which now stretches to eight cars following the simultaneous release of the 2.5-litre V6, the new entry-level model. At a whisker under £25,000, it augments the range of 3.0 and 4.0-litre models that have sold over 135,000 units since the S-TYPE was launched in 1999.
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