Started by McColm, June 12, 2022, 10:04:42 AM
Quote from: Vorcha on June 13, 2022, 09:45:39 AMlooks pretty cool so far. makes me think about my Toyota AE86 in my stash...
Quote from: Hobbes on June 13, 2022, 12:42:55 PMIn the 1980s, Jaguar was working on the F-type (XJ41/42). They ran a test mule with the XJ41 running gear (AJ6 straight-6 with twin turbos, and 4WD) and an XJS bodyshell on top.
Quote from: PR19_Kit on June 13, 2022, 03:01:36 PMDuring that period I spent quite a lot of time at Jaguar's Whitley R&D site trying to get the drophead XJ42 past the ever changing safety belt anchorage and side intrusion test regulations. My employers had supplied the massive rig used to test these parameters and the drophead's structure was just a bit too flexible to pass the tests, and we were ever re-tuning the rig and software to try and make things easier for Jaguar. The XJ42 was a really wonderful car to look at, although I only saw painted body shells on wheels, most of which had no engine or transmission, but the shape of the car was amazing. While being a tad bulkier, you can see where the XK8's shape came from in the nose of the XJ41-42.There's a good article on the project ar AROnlone here :- https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/jaguar/xj40/concepts-and-prototypes-jaguar-xj4142/
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