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Thread: Back To Back Driving Tesla Model S 100D vrs Jaguar XKR

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    I loved taking my XK along twisty country lanes, shove the J-gate into S, select the paddles and keep the revs up between 3-5k rpm, clear out the cobwebs. Wasn’t exactly slow in that respect.
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    I love opening mine up on the A7, and on country roads. The route to my mother's place can be a lot of fun when there are no other cars around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian D View Post
    I loved taking my XK along twisty country lanes, shove the J-gate into S, select the paddles and keep the revs up between 3-5k rpm, clear out the cobwebs. Wasn’t exactly slow in that respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Hayward View Post
    ... Ideally I'd have an XJR15, or XJ220, but sadly, they're a little out of my price range. :P
    Nah. Mass-produced rubbish. Now THIS is my idea of pretty-much the ultimate Jaguar (and a genuinely unique motorcar):



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    A damn shame it was never put into production. A thing of beauty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Titus View Post
    Nah. Mass-produced rubbish. Now THIS is my idea of pretty-much the ultimate Jaguar (and a genuinely unique motorcar):



    (/wind-up / fantasy mode)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Hayward View Post
    A damn shame it was never put into production. A thing of beauty.
    Try this - action starts at 3 mins:



    I wanted an XK180 and put a deposit down but it became yet another 'great car Jaguar never made'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWSM View Post
    I was able to drive a convertible XKR at Donington Park and it was pathetically slow. Granted it was the 4.2, but I was surprised at how lazy the performance was. I put my foot down and nothing happened.
    If you left it in drive and you were struggling to power out of corners then it may have been the DSC getting in the way. I tracked my '07 XKR a few times and found that it wouldn't kick down out of corners until I put it in TRAC DSC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Hayward View Post
    The performance loss is around 3 tenths on 0-60, so unless they are drag racing, I cant see what he's talking about.
    Official figures put the difference at 0.1 secs, 4.9 for the coupe and 5 for the convertible.
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    So my point remains. I can't see what he's talking about. 😂


    Official figures put the difference at 0.1 secs, 4.9 for the coupe and 5 for the convertible.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD-Jagman View Post
    Back to Tesla S vrs XKR.

    Has anybody else had the chance to drive the Tesla S model, please?
    No profanities, just straight to the point.
    You either found it top notch, or maybe not.

    Thats what we’re interested in now.
    Like you a friend bought one so I get to drive it whenever we visit.
    front seats quite good, but not as comfortable long term like the XK. The rear seats are not, they are way too close to the floor for comfort, a grown adult ends up with their knees around their ears.
    I think the styling is more like the XF than the XK.
    Power delivery, now this is what is way better than any petrol engine, even our ones with superchargers.
    The interior is not too bad even thought its minimalist, but that screen,,,, I really wonder if such items should be outlawed as a distraction to the driver.
    I think overall its a very good car spoilt by their obsession with fitting every toy they could think of.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neilr View Post
    It is a good possibility that you can get a lift to a petrol station and come back with a jerry can full of fuel but a come back with a suitable mobile generator and a jerry can full of fuel is a taller order ...

    The tech. is just not mature enough yet.

    Thanks for the mini group test - interesting

    The Tesla strikes me as a mobile iPad first and enthusiast's car second
    The tech can be improved with use & development. The massive issues are the (lack of) supporting infrastructure compared to petrol/diesel, & the environmental problem that will arrive with the renewal/disposal/recycle of the batteries.
    As you say, they seem to have though it was an ipad first then a car, not the other way around.
    Quote Originally Posted by simpo3 View Post
    Mind you, in the interests of balance, let's remember this is an XK/R forum. If it was a Tesla forum it would go like this:

    'I just compared my awesome shiny new Tesla against an old Jaguar, an XH I think it was. Maybe an E-Type, not sure. Anyway, I had a go in it and it was like really noisy, and the display was like really small? I couldn't even get Facebook on it lol! And you have to pay over £500 a year in tax to drive this old thing my grandad had once! My Tesla costs nothing to run and for every 100 miles I drive I personally save 12 polar bears.'
    rofl:
    Lets just call them Ernies for now...
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    I hate touchscreens in cars. You shouldn't have to look to operate a control, let alone spend time trying to steady a finger jigging about in order to get it right. You wouldn't tolerate operating steering, indicators, a horn or a dip-switch like that - why tolerate operating anything else like that either? I reckon it's downright dangerous.

    The public haven't yet caught on that it's a ripoff - a cost-saving scam. As a manufacturer, once you've installed a display with a touchscreen you can add as many extra functions, instrument displays and controls as you like at no extra cost whatever, other than the one-off cost of writing the software.

    The acceptance of the current fashion for big fancy screens (but bugger-all else in the way of instruments or controls) proves that you can indeed fool most of the people most of the time. CAMPAIGN FOR REAL INSTRUMENTS AND REAL CONTROLS = CAMRIC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titus View Post
    I hate touchscreens in cars. You shouldn't have to look to operate a control, let alone spend time trying to steady a finger jigging about in order to get it right. You wouldn't tolerate operating steering, indicators, a horn or a dip-switch like that - why tolerate operating anything else like that either? I reckon it's downright dangerous.

    The public haven't yet caught on that it's a ripoff - a cost-saving scam. As a manufacturer, once you've installed a display with a touchscreen you can add as many extra functions, instrument displays and controls as you like at no extra cost whatever, other than the one-off cost of writing the software.

    The acceptance of the current fashion for big fancy screens (but bugger-all else in the way of instruments or controls) proves that you can indeed fool most of the people most of the time. CAMPAIGN FOR REAL INSTRUMENTS AND REAL CONTROLS = CAMRIC!
    You seen a Tesla model 3 then? Where literally all the controls are on the touch screen including the speed readout.

    If it wasn’t for screens though, there would be just an absolute mess of buttons everywhere, does make for a much better minimalist dash area. Voice control can do most of the hard work for you too.
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