JAGUAR XE S
After the end of production of the X-Type in 2009, Jaguar waited until 2015 to realize the heir, which received the name of XE.
The top of the vehicle range was the S version, which was recognized for the 20" Propeller alloy wheels, the larger front air intakes and the new aerodynamic body kit.
The heart of the vehicle was a 3.0 V6 engine driven by an eight-speed ZF sequential gearbox combined with rear-wheel drive.
From the power of 340 hp with 480 Nm of torque, the engine allowed the S to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 250 km / h.
The V6 3.0 engine
During its production many processors tried to use it as a mechanical base for some variants, obtaining interesting results.
Test Drive of the Jaguar XE S
In 2016 he was the Chinese tuner Aspec the first to create an enhanced variant of the Jaguar XE S called PPJ450 that was recognized for the new carbon fiber body kit and for the new 19 "alloy wheels.
The V6 3.0 propulsion unit was updated with a new electronic control unit, a new air filter and a new stainless steel exhaust system to increase the power from 340 to 450 hp.
To better adapt the vehicle to the new engine performance, new stiffened sports suspensions were introduced to better manage power delivery in corners.
Promotional video of the Aspec PPJ450
It was only in 2018 that the German tuning company Arden, who had specialized in Jaguar cars for decades, presented his own version called AJ24.
Equipped with a new aerodynamic carbon fiber body kit and new 20" alloy wheels, the car received new engine upgrades that increased its power up to 463 hp with 583 Nm of torque.
I have always been very impressed by the quality of Arden elaborations and the AJ24 reaffirms my thoughts, but what do you think?
Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation