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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Hayward View Post
    I believe the AJ V8 was a bespoke Jaguar engine (work had already begun on it prior to Ford buying Jaguar). Ford paid for it to go from the development stage into production.
    I did an exercise once where I compared part numbers from the AJV8 to the Ford V6 - you'd be surprised how much is the same. It looks like the architecture for the Jaguar engine was borrowed from Ford (main dimensions, valvegear layout and some parts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daverichardson View Post
    As someone who watches both Formula 1 and Formula E, my position is that I cannot stand the Scalextric sort of sound of the electric cars, where’s I adore the sound of my V8: So much so that in four years I have never used the radio or CD. I much prefer the soundtrack the V8 provides.

    I accept that electric cars will certainly have the pace, and as saloons may have the space and grace, but in a GT/Sports car the sound is part of the grace, at least as far as I am concerned!
    Completely agree - I wouldn't argue against the performance available from electric cars, but they sound less stimulating or involving than a washing machine on spin cycle. I'll take a blood and thunder V8 noise any day of the week.
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    Yes, I guess it'll probably be gone, never to return, when the straight six arrives/engine contract ends.

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    It was in the press recently that the Jaguar V8 days are numbered already.
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    Very interesting, thank you. I love learning new things. You think maybe that was a case of Ford engineering down the Jaguar V8? Ford actually had a different V8 themselves too. Although the Jag one ended up in a couple of their cars stateside (I believe).

    Quote Originally Posted by 2woody View Post
    I did an exercise once where I compared part numbers from the AJV8 to the Ford V6 - you'd be surprised how much is the same. It looks like the architecture for the Jaguar engine was borrowed from Ford (main dimensions, valvegear layout and some parts)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Hayward View Post
    Although the Jag one ended up in a couple of their cars stateside (I believe).
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    Some interesting engine discussions here.

    The AJ-V6 was mentioned to be a Ford engine, and that much is true, but did you know it started life as a Porsche engine, designed to sit in the 944 replacement? That car was abandoned (along with all front engined cars for a while) in favour of the flat engined Boxster, so Ford bought the rights and finished development.

    With regards to the AJ-V8, I do not have specific details on the 5.0 right now but this article detailing how the original 3.2 and 4.0 variants came to life makes for fascinating reading:
    https://www.aronline.co.uk/facts-and...-jaguar-aj-v8/
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    Mazda also used that engine. (in a 2.5)

    The V6 was used in the X Type, S Type and Early XF's, I believe?

    Quote Originally Posted by morgan View Post
    Some interesting engine discussions here.

    The AJ-V6 was mentioned to be a Ford engine, and that much is true, but did you know it started life as a Porsche engine, designed to sit in the 944 replacement? That car was abandoned (along with all front engined cars for a while) in favour of the flat engined Boxster, so Ford bought the rights and finished development.

    With regards to the AJ-V8, I do not have specific details on the 5.0 right now but this article detailing how the original 3.2 and 4.0 variants came to life makes for fascinating reading:
    https://www.aronline.co.uk/facts-and...-jaguar-aj-v8/
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    I rather fancy that the AJV8 was rationalised to use the Ford engine's architecture - that Ford V6 was in production a way before, its the "old" Mondeo ST200 engine. And I think it was Yanaha in origin, but I'd need to check this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Hayward View Post
    The V6 was used in the X Type, S Type and Early XF's, I believe?
    ...and the X350 XJ
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