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big one, 8 pages of STUFF

There are three suspension set-ups in the XE range – two forms of passive damping and the adaptive option. While the latter is fine in every respect, the ‘Comfort’ damping on the sub-R Sport models leads to an odd corkscrewing of the back axle during committed cornering, which makes the XE feel unsettled. We also found that the steering is weirdly inconsistent in the non-Dynamic modes in these cars, so we’d opt for at least the R Sport passive damping on an XE.
 

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hold the presses, they don't think the XE's chassis can take on a higher performance trim, something which should be concerning. But it also has to be considered that Jaguar more than likely developed the XE with all trim models in mind, which leads me to believe it would handle it:
There’s almost certainly going to be either an R or SVR XE coming in the near future, most likely with a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, all-wheel drive and something in the region of 450bhp.

But there’s a reason we’re not getting hung up about any potential performance flagship and it’s not the way the 178bhp diesel takes on a sinuous road. The top XE for now is the supercharged S, toting the same 335bhp 3.0-litre V6 as the base F-Type. And while we’d obviously not argue with even more power, given we feel the chassis can take it, the S could be all the sports saloon you’d ever need.
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hold the presses, they don't think the XE's chassis can take on a higher performance trim, something which should be concerning. But it also has to be considered that Jaguar more than likely developed the XE with all trim models in mind, which leads me to believe it would handle it:


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Yes but what does a rag-tag journalist who's never had to buy a car of his own know about chassis engineering?

Or is he really that arrogant to think that his foresight post production is something that eluded jaguar in the years of planning leading up... Talk about institutional narcissism!!
 

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Yes but what does a rag-tag journalist who's never had to buy a car of his own know about chassis engineering?

Or is he really that arrogant to think that his foresight post production is something that eluded jaguar in the years of planning leading up... Talk about institutional narcissism!!
True.

Coming from a history of personal experience in owning vehicles like this and even knowing the inner workings and what improves, helps.

Clearly he thinks a company that invests millions into the development of such a vehicle with teams dedicated to specific things, wouldn't have thought about something so necessary :D
 
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