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Rocketsports tests new Jag Trans-Am engine

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Rocketsports team owner Paul Gentilozzi and driver Scott Pruett tested Jaguar’s new 32-valve, overhead-cam fuel-injected 4.5-liter AJ-V8 Trans-Am engine. The engine took several laps around Indy’s Putnam Park course and the Miami street circuit, and Rocketsports expects to race it Oct. 26 at the Trans-Am finale in Puerto Rico.

The engine uses the stock aluminum block and alloy heads from the Jaguar XKR road car. The engine’s stroke is shortened and its bore widened, raising the stock displacement from 4.2 liters to 4.5 liters for the race engine. The engine weighs approximately 100 pounds less than the production V8 used in the Jaguar XKR.

“It ran really smooth, had a flat torque curve and wasn’t peaky,” said Pruett. “It really was pretty impressive, considering this was its first outing and we were being very conservative.”
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