We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

Discussion in '2001 Jaguar XJR' started by Str8Pipe, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. When i went to california for a family trip, my mom decided to rent a Jaguar XJ8 for fun as our rental car. I was so excited, these cars are unbelievably nice on the inside. One night my brother and I took it out for a spin while my mom was at the hotel. My brother was roasting in the streets goin in and out of traffic (this car has great handling). Then this Mustang Cobra noticed us zippin around. The Cobra ended up next to us at a red light and he reved his engine, we thought that we were gonna be beat by a mustang cobra SVT with a manual transmision when we were in a V8 automatic luxury sedan. The light turned green and we both got off the line at the same time, the cobra kept up with us till we reached 2nd gear and roared off leaving it trailing a good 4 car lengths away. The Jag XJ's are badass cars, i couldnt emagine how fast and nice the XJR would be with the supercharger. Theres also another reason why Ford Mustangs suck.<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. Re: We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    that is funny funny sh*t man
    almost as good as me and my g/f driving in my impreza wrx and a mustang gt or bullit i donnow wich pulled up tried to drag us but when the light turned green he grinded the gears and stalled

    well ok your is better<!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Re: We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

    What year was the Cobra? I hate to burst your bubble but an 01 Mustang Cobra would smoke this car. There's a huge difference in performance between the older Mustang Cobras and the brand new ones. There's even a distinct differnce between a 99 Corba and the 01, even though the specs wont really show it. Ford's SVT group stopped production of Cobras in 2000 to work out the "horse power bugs" that the 99s had. The result? A badass Cobra for 2001 that runs mid 13s in the 1/4 mile. <!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

    Ya man. My friend's mom has a 2001 Xk8, and my moms 1998 v6 accord coupe can keep up with it until like 60mph. The Xk8 was 0-60 in 6.8 seconds (we timed it).
     
  5. Re: We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

    my 1986 vdp beated an 96 cobra...
    granted, the 2003 will blow the xj8 away
    but the 2004 XJR will be riding right against the new cobra SVT
    but the jag would get destroyed by the new Boss Mustang though
     
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    the new jag is getting 406 bhp, and aluminum body <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  7. Re: We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

    and 0-60 in 5.0 seconds, :)
     
  8. Re: We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

    Yeah thats nice and all, but I dont consider a half second difference 0-60, and almost a full second in the 1/4 mile, to be running right along each other. The 2003 Cobra is a regular 4.5 second 0-60 car, w/ mid to high 12's in the 1/4 mile. The new Jag, while quoted at 5.0 flat, has some performance disappointments like the S-Type R. Apparently, Jaguar programmed the cars' computers to shift at 6,000 rpm under full throttle. Interestingly enough, the peak 400 hp(or 390) doesn't even arrive until 6,150. Therefore, the Jaguars are never making their full power and hence, their performance suffers. More accurate is in the 5.2-5.5 second range for them. Still fast, but no where near the new Cobra.
     
  9. Re: We beat a Mustang Cobra with an XJ8, badass car

    Yeam these cars are pretty shwing for real.
     

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