2011 Jaguar XJ takes on "The Green Hell"

Don't let this big kitty fool you, despite the 2011 Jaguar XJ's hefty curb weight of 4,045 pounds it's quite nimble. Many times heavy vehicles are confused with poor performance, but if properly designed they can actually make good use of that weight. Suspension flex and the general layout of chassis has a direct effect on handling. By looking at the side profile of XJ, it's got a low center of gravity but also uses well placed weight based on an XYZ axis system. This is the beauty of modern design at work on the vehicle, and it's clearly in action when watching how the XJ takes the curves of Nurburgring.

Nurburgring isn't an easy course, and it's much more than just high speed cornering. Nurburgring is a test of reliability, speed, handling, and reaction time for both the vehicle and driver. It's the most respected road course in the world, as it consists of varied driving situations covering nearly all situations encountered. Nurburgring gives all car manufacturers the ability to create a high performance vehicle. Anytime you have a car that's Nurburgring tested, you can rest assured it's fast. The XJ isn't the quickest on the Nurburgring, but it surely isn't the slowest.

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Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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