Drag race: the most powerful production Jaguar against the Mercedes-AMG E 63September 13, 2020
Track Jaguar XE SV Project 8 fights with stock Mercedes-AMG station wagon
The bloggers of the YouTube channel carwow have staged a duel between the most powerful production Jaguar – the XE SV Project 8 carbon sedan and the top version of the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate. The “charged” models competed in the races from standstill and from the course on the straight line, and in the final test the reviewers evaluated the braking efficiency.
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is a limited edition sedan from the Special Vehicle Operations factory. Under the hood, a 5.0 liter V8 compressor boosted to 600 horsepower (700 Nm). Transmission – 8-speed automatic, full drive.
The races were attended by a lightweight version of the Jaguar with a Track Pack, which, in addition to a carbon aerodynamic body kit, titanium exhaust and ceramic bearings, installed racing buckets and a roll cage. The result is that the sedan weighs only 1,670 kilograms. Prices for the XE SV Project 8 are at the level of a supercar and reach 180 thousand pounds sterling.
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate is 270 kilograms heavier than its rival. Under the hood is a 4.0-liter “biturbo-eight” with a capacity of 612 horsepower and a torque of 850 Nm. Transmission – 9-speed automatic gearbox, 4Matic four-wheel drive. The two-box Mercedes-AMG is almost half the price of the Jaguar – the price in the UK is about 100 thousand pounds.
A series of dynamic tests partly explains why some Jaguar dealers are still unable to sell the XE SV Project 8 sedans, even though it has been nearly three years since the model debuted. The track sedan won only one discipline out of four over the luxury station wagon.
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