• phoenix00 Posted: 1/12/2009 8:30pm PST

    "Gabriel:"

    the German "gentleman's agreement" between Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, and VW/Audi stipulated all top speeds be limited to 155 mph to prevent an all-out top-speed war. Jaguar honoring this agreement, I'm guessing, is just to play nice with their German comrades and avoid butting heads with the EU lawmakers.
    I should also note that one can kindly request the removal of the speed limiter by, ahem, "kindly asking" your dealer, at least for the German road rockets (BMW M, Mercedes AMG, Audi RS, etc). I'm sure Jag dealers will do the same.
    Still, loving those new Jags. Wonderful looks and performance across the range.

  • Gabriel Posted: 1/12/2009 2:25pm PST

    "XFR Wow!"

    WOW! What a badass ride. Take the best new sedan in the world (before the new XJ comes out) and give it more balls. If you can buy a Vette that goes 200mph why not a Jag? Why do they restrict these cars to 155mph. If your going to kill yourself of someone else, is there that much difference at 225mph vs 155mph? Few owners even take the car to 155mph. It's mostly just for bragging rights. Knowing it could. Can't wait for the Jag's to get the new ZF 8 speed.