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post #1 of 1 Old 06-14-2013, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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First Full Test of V8

June 12 issue of Autocar (UK) has a full test of the car, including track times and acceleration.
Available electronically on Zinio
http://ca.zinio.com/magazine/Autocar/pr-500612953/cat-cat1960050/prnt-cat1960016
Generally favorable results. They like it a lot. Car weighs WAY more than advertised -nearly 4000 lbs with all fluids. Somewhat disappointing track and acceleration results - compared it to a Mercedes SL 500, and the Jag barely beat it. 0-60 4 seconds (pretty good), ¼ mile 12.3 at 116mph. (I was hoping for 12.0 at 120).
On the other hand, they also observed that the car “feels” stronger/faster than it is, which is a good thing.
Need to wait for the Americans to test it and see if they can do any better.
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