A few months back Jaguar very kindly invited T3 to their secret test track at Fen End for a ride in the new XE. While driving (and being driven in) the carour heart rate and excitement levels were monitored.
The morning started with a relaxing journey in the back of a Jaguar XJ limousine.So relaxing in fact, the driver had to wake me up once we arrived at Fen End.
We then jumped into the XEs for a few laps around the track, which was anything but relaxing.
Here's a video of how we got on:
We were driven by the talented Andre D'Cruze, precision driver for all sorts of events, including the films Rush, and Kingsman.
Under the bonnet of the XE lies a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine (the same one found in the F-Type) linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a 0-60mph time of 4.9 seconds.
But what really hits you? The car's ability to stop on a 6-pence thanks to its lightweight aluminium body.
You can see the graph showing my vital signs here:
We're guessing the big dip in heart rate at the beginning is quite worrying, is anyone reading this a doctor?