Jaguar Press Release
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- Jaguar all-wheel
drive X-TYPE 3.0
- Design : bonspeed® California Speed &
Design Studio, Anaheim, Calif.
- Body : New, deeper front fascia featuring new
PIAA driving lights, New deeper rear fascia, trunk lid-mounted
spoiler and wider rockers
- Paint : DuPont Match Head Red Applied
by L&G Enterprises, San Dimas, Calif.
- Wheels : bonspeed® 19-inch forged alloys,
Michelin Pilot 225/35-19 (f), 255/35-19 (r)
- Suspension : Detroit Speed & Engineering
tubular rear trailing arms, Koni front coil-over shocks,
rear gas struts, Eibach springs front and rear, Hotchkis
- Brakes : 13-inch Baer cross-drilled rotors,
- Engine : Power increase from 227bhp (SAE) to
approx. 260bhp, Superchips Tuning computer chip, Borla
2.5-inch diameter stainless exhaust with oval tips,
High-flow XP intake
-Interior : Recaro F1 front sports seats, Hurst
shifter ball shift knob, CNC machined billet shift surround,
Jaguar Carbon Fiber dash accents, Mulholland Brothers
crimson leather upholstery
-ICE: Sony liquid screen TVs, DVD player, head
unit, Diamond Audio speakers and amps, Metra Electronics
wiring, Dyna-Mat sound-deadening
LAS VEGAS, Nev., November 2,
2004 Jaguar North America is planning to offer its X-TYPE
owners a chance to pump-up and show-off a little more muscle.
The company teamed-up with leading
California speed and design studio, bonspeed®, to create
a new range of body styling, suspension and braking equipment
for Jaguars all-wheel-drive X-TYPE premium compact sedan.
To showcase the range of components
that could be available, Jaguar and bonspeed® today unveil
a bold, dramatic bonspeed® 3.0 X-TYPE concept
at the 2004 SEMA specialty equipment show in Las Vegas.
Among the features of the bonspeed®
Integrated rear deck
Head Red paint
forged alloy wheels
Tubular trailing arm
Koni adjustable shocks,
Baer 13-inch cross-drilled
Engine tuning to give
Real carbon fiber dash
and gear surround
Recaro F1 sports seats
Sony 1200 watt audio
"bonspeed® has done
a great job in showing that the X-TYPE has the potential to
be a tough, but sophisticated-looking tuner project car,"
says C.J. ODonnell, Executive Vice President, Marketing,
Sales and Communications, Jaguar North America.
"And, with a significant
number of Jaguar X-TYPEs joining our award-winning Select Edition
certified pre-owned program next year, it will be even easier
for younger buyers to get into an X-TYPE than ever before,"
A 'Red Hot' Exterior
The exterior of the bonspeed®
X-TYPE is 'red hot' thanks to a special Match Head Red
paint developed for the car by DuPont and applied by L&G
Enterprises in San Dimas, Calif. The dramatic, DTM touring car-inspired
body package was designed at bonspeeds Anaheim studios
and features new front and rear fascias, extended side rockers
and an integrated trunk spoiler. The body package gives the
car a low, aggressive stance and enhances the car's already-
To give the Jaguar extra power,
bonspeed worked with Superchips Tuning, in Florida to enhance
the X-TYPEs engine management system. Together with a
new Borla stainless steel, 2.5-inch diameter exhaust, and an
XP high-flow intake, the changes deliver an extra 30bhp to the
X-TYPEs 3.0-liter AJ-V6, increasing power to around 260bhp.
"One of the main goals we
set ourselves to achieve was to develop the X-TYPE to accommodate
19-inch wheels," explains bonspeed® president, Brad
Fanshaw. Fanshaw and his team worked with suspension specialists
Detroit Speed & Engineering to develop a new, slimmer tubular
trailing arm rear link. This allows the bonspeed® X-TYPE
to be fitted with not only taller 19-inch rims, but wider 255/35-19
Michelin Pilot tires.
To give the concept the kind
of stopping power to match its extra grip, 13-inch cross-drilled
Baer rotors were fitted, clamped by Baer calipers. Front and
rear Koni shocks, together with stiffer Eibach springs, give
the bonspeed® X-TYPE sharper handling and tighter body control.
An Interior to Match
The concepts new interior
is as radical as its exterior. New Recaro F1 race-style bucket
seats were added to the front, while the complete cabin was
re-trimmed in super-soft crimson leather supplied by luxury
leather goods maker, Mulholland Brothers, in San Francisco.
And, carbon fiber accents on the dash and gear surround are
shared with the 2005 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 Sport.
For the cars 1200-watt
in-car entertainment system, bonspeed® fitted twin Sony
liquid crystal TVs for front and rear passengers, along with
a Sony head unit and DVD player. Sound is pumped out through
Diamond Audio speakers and amplifiers, all linked together with
Metra Electronics cabling. "Our plan is to eventually offer
all the features seen in the bonspeed® X-TYPE to X-TYPE
owners. The Jaguar makes a perfect platform for a highly-expressive
tuner vehicle for the enthusiast market," explains Fanshaw.
The bonspeed X-TYPE will be on
display at the 2004 trade-only Specialty Equipment Manufacturers
Association show (SEMA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov
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