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2003 Jaguar XJ Large Luxury Sedan

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Jaguar's full-size sedans encompass five vehicles in 2003. The XJ8 flagship provides room for five inside and strong power below an elongated hood from a forceful 4.0-liter V8 producing 290 hp through a five-speed automatic transmission. A lively variation of XJ8 is the XJ Sport with sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels capped by Pirelli P-Zero tires and the cabin fitted with bolstered bucket seats. Vanden Plas is the dressy version with a five-inch wheelbase extension that fashions an expansive rear compartment for chauffeured rides, while a supercharged Vanden Plas with engine boosted to 370 hp is called Super V8. The XJR performance sedan also stocks the supercharged V8, plus an adaptive ride controller that automatically sets shock absorber settings to firm or soft mode in response to the driver's style.