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Brabus Rocket 900

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Brabus Rocket 900 is more than 350 km / h With new crankshaft, new rods and new piston of the displacement of the growing V12 to 6.3 liters. Flanking get an optimized intake, new downpipes and new turbochargers used. Moreover Brabus puts on a dynamic pressure-optimized stainless steel sports exhaust system with valve control. Matched by new engine management software to the V12 Add as 900 hp and a maximum of 1,500 Nm Drehoment. In view of the drive train and the optimized seven-speed automatic, this value is limited in the car to 1,200 Nm. Backed by a limited-slip differential as remote motorhome! on the rear axle is the Brabus Rocket 900 sprint in 3.7 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. After only 91 seconds, already 200 km / h achieved. The top speed is over 350 km / h. Stabilizing output will deliver a aerodynamic kit of carbon fiber laminate. the package includes a front spoiler, front bumper essays, a rear spoiler lip and a new rear apron with integrated diffuser. Carbon fiber eleme…

Brabus 850

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The Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo is the spiritual successor to the legendary Brabus 800 E V12. It features an uprated V8 enigine, now 5.9 litres rather than the serial 5.5 litres. To acheive this, Brabus uses precision-balanced billet crankshaft with a stroke of 96 mm (3.78) instead of the standard 90.5 millimeters (3.56 in.) in concert with special forged billet piston rods. The engine also receives new turbochargers with larger compressor units and a special manifold. A high-performance exhaust system and an ECU optimisation are both included in the package Power is now 850 hp with torque limited to 1,150 Nm. The power is routed through a strengthened 7-speed sports transmission with rear-wheel drive and 4MATIC version both available. With the rear wheel drive version the sprint to 100 km/h is acheived in just 3.7 seconds whilst the 4MATIC version reaches that figure in a staggering 3.1 seconds. Brabus VMax systems limit the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo to speeds between 300 km/h (186 mph) and …

Brabus E V12

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 The Brabus E V12 is a tuned Mercedes-Benz E-Class made by Mercedes-Benz tuning company Brabus. It was succeeded by the Brabus Rocket which is based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS.
The history of Brabus fitting a V12 in an E-class Mercedes-Benz begins with the W124 with the V12 from the W140 S600 being shoehorned into the smaller car and Brabus increasing displacement to 7.3. The W210 model was the successor to the W124, At the time Guinness Book of Records confirmed it was the fastest four-door sedan. The W210 also took the self-acclaimed title of most powerful street-legal Mercedes engine. Under the hood featured a 7.3-liter version of Mercedes V12. Brabus claimed the engine produced 582 horsepower and 780 nm of torque (575.3 lb/ft), all while propelling the car to an electronically limited 330 km/h (205 mph). Proceeding the W210, the new W211 followed, bringing with twin-turbochargers. The new engine produced 640 horsepower, 1026 Nm (757 lb/ft)and a blisteringly fast 350.2 km/h (217.6 mph…

Jaguar XJ220

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 The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seater supercar produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing. The top speed of 217.1 mph (349.4 km/h) measured by Jaguar in June 1993 with catalytic converters disconnected and rev limiter increased was in the Guinness Book of Records 1994 to 1999 issues as "the fastest speed ever attained by a standard production car", replaced by 240.1 mph (386.4 km/h) the McLaren F1 showed in 1998 with rev-limiter increased. The Jaguar held the Nürburgring production car lap record between 1992 and 2000 with a time of 7:46.36. The XJ220 was developed from a V12-engined 4-wheel drive concept car designed by an informal group of Jaguar employees working in their spare time. The group wished to create a modern version of the successful Jaguar 24 Hours of Le Mans racing cars of the 1950s and '60s that could be entered into FIA Group B co…

Jaguar XJR-9

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The Jaguar XJR-9 is a sports-prototype race car built by Jaguar for both FIA Group C and IMSA Camel GTP racing, debuting at the 1988 24 Hours of Daytona. An evolution of the design for the XJR-8, the XJR-9 was designed by Tony Southgate and built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), and featured a Jaguar 7.0-litre V12 based on the production 5.3-litre engine as used in the Jaguar XJS road car. A variant of the XJR-9, the XJR-9LM, would be developed specifically for the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the requirement for high straight line speeds on the Mulsanne Straight necessitated a low-drag aerodynamic package.
In the United States, the Castrol sponsored XJR-9s debuted at the 24 Hours of Daytona, with the car taking the overall win. However, throughout the rest of the IMSA Camel GTP season the XJR-9 was unable to gain another win until the final race of the season, meaning the team had to settle for third in the constructor's championship. In the 1988 World Sports Prototype Championship, t…

Jaguar XKR-S GT

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The success of the XKR-S resulted in the development of an even more focused and dynamic version, the XKR-S GT. A limited run of 30 vehicles were produced for the North American market. Changes to the XKR-S include enhanced aerodynamic components and suspension development to increase downforce and optimize high-speed cornering ability. The front track was widened by 2", spring rates and camber were increased, steering was quickened, and bushings were revised. The model also represents the Jaguar brand's first use of carbon ceramic brakes.
Jaguar announced a special limited edition to mark the end of the XK production. Only 50 will be sold, all in the US. The Final Fifty is based on the XKR with dynamic pack.The exterior is identifiable by an extra-louvered hood inspired by the XKR-S GT, “Vortex” 20-inch wheels, a rear wing, side sill extensions, and a rear diffuser. The Final Fifty cars are split evenly in 25 coupe and 25 convertible body styles and all cars will be fitted wi…

Jaguar X-Type

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The Jaguar X-Type is a compact executive car that was manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars from 2001 to 2009 in a single generation under the internal designation X400. Manufactured at the Halewood Assembly Facility near Liverpool, the X-Type was developed during Jaguar's tenure in the Premier Automotive Group (PAG) of Ford Motor Company and was based on a modified version of the Ford CD132 platform, shared with the contemporary Ford Mondeo. The smallest of the Jaguar model range, the X-Type was marketed in saloon and estate variants, and was the first estate manufactured in series production by the company.
The Jaguar X-Type, codenamed X400 was launched in October 2001 as Jaguar's first compact executive car since the Jaguar Mark 2 of 1959. The X-Type was one of the last to be styled under the supervision of Geoff Lawson, with Wayne Burgess as principal designer.The four-door saloon was launched in 2001 and in 2004 the five-door estate joined the range with production of b…

Jaguar XK

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 The Jaguar XK (XK, XK8 and XKR) is two door grand touring two-seater manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars from 1996-2014 in coupé and convertible bodystyles, across two generations. The XK was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1996 and was last manufactured in July of 2014. The first generation was marketed as the XK8, replacing the XJS and was Jaguar's first 8-cylinder model since the Daimler 250, introducing the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. The second generation XK, noted for its aluminium monocoque bodyshell, was launched in 2006 for model year 2007. Both generations were marketed in performance variants, as the XKR.

The redesigned XK debuted in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, styled by Jaguar's chief designer Ian Callum. The X150's grille was also inspired from the famous 1961 Jaguar E-Type.The standard XK model has an unlimited top speed of 158 mph whilst the XKR an unlimited top speed of 174 mph. An even faster variant, the XKR-S model was intr…

Jaguar Project 7

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 Project 7 is based on Jaguar’s acclaimed F-Type, its all-new, two-seater, convertible sports car and winner of the World Car Design of the Year 2015 award.Key exterior design changes include a fairing behind the driver’s head; bespoke carbon-fibre components – a new front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser; lowered windshield and restyled front bumper. Project 7’s unique interior features a composite single-seat with racing harness, a helmet holder and custom trim. Project 7’s name acknowledges Jaguar’s winning of Le Mans seven times between 1951-1990 – a record for a British manufacturer – and its blue paintwork is reminiscent of the victorious Jaguar D-types of 1956/1957.

Jaguar Project 7 is not a static concept, but a fully-functional, high-performance sports car. The F-Type’s rigid all-aluminium architecture provides the perfect starting point, power coming from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine in 550PS/680Nm form – an increase of 55PS and 55Nm over the F-Type V8 S. …

Jaguar C-X75

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 Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid-electric, 2-seat, concept car produced by Jaguar which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The C-X75 concept produces 778 horsepower through four YASA electric motors, each of which drives one of the four wheels. The batteries driving these motors are recharged using two diesel-fed micro gas turbines instead of a conventional four-stroke engine. It is described as an ideas model that will influence future design and technology.In May 2011 Jaguar announced plans to build from 2013 until 2015 a limited production of the Jaguar C-X75, with a downsized, boosted petrol engine instead of the micro gas turbines in the concept car. The plug-in hybrid supercar price was estimated between GB£700,000 – GB£900,000 (US$1.15 – US$1.48 million) depending on local market and taxes. A maximum of 250 cars were planned to be built in partnership with Formula One team Williams F1. The production version was expected to have an all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi). In December 2…

Jaguar E-Type

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The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0–60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years (1955–1957) and, as such, it employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time.In 2004, Sports …

Jaguar XJ

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 The Jaguar XJ is the name of a series of flagship, full-size, luxury cars sold by the British automobile brand, Jaguar Cars. The XJ line has had a long history, with the first model released in 1968. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder, and the model has been featured in countless media and high-profile appearances. The current Jaguar XJ was launched in 2009. It is one of the official cars of the royal families and UK Prime Minister.
The XJ6, using 2.8 litre (2,790 cc or 170 cu in) and 4.2 litre (4,235 cc or 258.4 cu in) straight-six cylinder versions of Jaguar's renowned XK engine, replaced most of Jaguar's saloons – which, in the 1960s, had expanded to four separate ranges. Apart from the engines, other main assemblies carried over from previous models were the widest version of Jaguar's IRS unit from the Mark X and the subframe mounted independent front suspension first seen in the 1955 2.4 …

Jaguar XE

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The Jaguar XE (codename X760)is a midsize car manufactured by the British manufacturer Jaguar. The model was launched at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show, with production beginning in April 2015.The XE is the first midsize car Jaguar has produced since the 2009 model year X-Type and is the first of several Jaguar models to be built using Jaguar's new modular aluminium architecture, moving the company away from the Ford derived platforms that were used in the past for the X-Type and XF. The use of Jaguar's own platform allows the XE to feature either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, and it is the first car in its segment with an aluminium monocoque structure.
The vehicle was announced, but not displayed, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It had its world première on 8 September 2014 in London. Sales were expected to begin globally in 2015, followed by the United States in 2016. Production formally commenced on 13 April 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull pla…

Jaguar XF

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 The Jaguar XF (codename till 2015: X250: codename from 2015: X260) is an executive/mid-size luxury car and estate produced by British car manufacturer Jaguar Cars. It was first unveiled in autumn 2007 as a replacement for the Jaguar S-Type.

The XF was developed at Jaguar's Whitley design and development HQ in Coventry and is built at Castle Bromwich Assembly facility in Birmingham. During its development the XF was known by its codename X250. The XF was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, following the public showing of the C-XF concept in January 2007 at the North American International Auto Show. Designed by Jaguar's design director Ian Callum, it was a significant design change from its predecessor. The styling of the finalised production XF varies from that of the C-XF, most notably around the front lights and nose, which incorporates an oval mesh grille harking back to the original Jaguar XJ of 1968. The boot lid retained the S-Type's chromed blade to its edge,…

Jaguar F-Pace

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 The Jaguar F-Pace (codename X761) is a compact luxury crossover SUV made by the British car manufacturer Jaguar Cars, the first model to be built by Jaguar in the crossover SUV class. It was formally announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with sales expected to commencing in 2016 following an unveiling at the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt in September 2015. The design of the F-Pace is based on the 2013 Jaguar C-X17 concept car.The F-Pace is built at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant along with the Jaguar XE and employs an additional 1,300 workers.
An F-Pace production prototype made its public debut on 4 July 2015, by leading out the Team Sky professional cycle racing team during Le Grand Départ in Utrecht, Netherlands at the start of the 2015 Tour de France. The car made its official public début at the September 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Customer deliveries started in April 2016 in Europe and in May 2016 in the United States.
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Jaguar F-Type

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The Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat sports car, based on a shortened platform of the XK convertible, manufactured by British manufacturer Jaguar Cars from 2013. It is the spiritual successor to the famous E-Type. It is also the replacement for the Jaguar XK. The car was launched initially as a soft-top convertible, later with a coupé version launched in 2013.
The C-X16 form takes cues from Jaguar's 2010 C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept supercar, including the shape of the front grille and the wrap-around rear lights, and also has a side-hinged opening rear window reminiscent of the 1961 E-Type. The C-X16, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Jaguar stated that the C-X16 was their smallest car since the 1954 Jaguar XK120, at: 4,445 mm (175.0 inches) length; 2,048 mm (80.6 inches) width; 1,297 mm (51.1 inches) height. The F-Type was developed under the project code "X152".
The convertible version of F-Type was first revealed in Sundance, London which was followed by a pre…