[xj40] Article in European Car (March 2005 issue)

In the March 2005 issue of European Car magazine they do an
article on a tuner modified version of an Aston Martin DB7.
This is the car that from the Aston factory was based around
a Jaguar XJS chassis and the AJ6 - AJ16 engine as used in
the XJR (supercharged). They quoted the tuner in saying as
they got the car it was NOT putting out anywhere near the
advertised 337HP it was supposed to have. When they got done
however they were getting 400BHP and 438lb-ft of torque. The
article was VERY light on technical details however so there
was zero information on what it was that they actually did.
ARGH!

Also one other thing really pissed me off about the article
is that through-out the article the author kept calling the
engine a ‘‘V6’’ !!!
And the article actually INCLUDED a picture of the engine
which was obviously a straight six.–
Steven A. DuChene - XJ6VDP XJ6C XJ12C XK120SE 3.8S E-Types
Atlanta, GA, United States
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In reply to a message from StevenD57 sent Sat 5 Feb 2005:

They didn’t give any details because the tuner wants to charge
everyone to do it to their cars instead of having the enterprising
ones do it themselves. As for calling a straight 6 a V6, this is
an example of the press unthinkingly using stock adjectives. Six
cylinder engines are ‘‘V’’ 6’s just like accidents are ‘‘catestrophic’’
accidents.–
G Loader 1990 XJ6
Calgary, Canada
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