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May 14, 2014 Geography

Racing and Sailing

JagJaguardBob Davies told me while sailing that he once got to race a Jaguar XKR up to 170 miles per hour on a track. It was rated at 150 mph but was juiced up by the factory. (I explained how my sailboat was juiced up to exceed the 7 mph limit.) Bob said that when Ford owned Jaguar, the XKR could not run faster than the Aston-Martin, which Ford also owned and cost 50,000 pounds more. Once Ford sold Jaguar to Tarta Motors of India, that restriction ended and Jaguar took off.

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