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S4 and S8
In message <199709300853.PAA22261@lox2.loxinfo.co.th> "R. Wiratorn" writes:
> The S8is defeated by Jag's new XJR in the test, the new XJR
> has a supercharged V8 instead of in-line sixin the old model,
> so it has much more torque and power than the S8. It beats the S8
> with automatic box while the S8 has 6-speed manual.
Define 'beat'. In a straight line?
Jeremy Clarkson did a set of straight line speed comparisons once, on a disused
airfield runway. He pontificated in his usual sneery way for twenty minutes,
and then pronounced one of the cars "the best - for driving on disused runways".
Straight line speed (and, to a degree, straight line acceleration) are
uninteresting. By the time you have a result, you're doing an illegal speed in
anything but Germany and Montana. I'd like to see an XJR follow an S8 down a
typical English main road - the local Jaguar owners' club now meets at the same
pub the quattro Owners Club uses, and they _drool_ over our roadholding.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club