2002 JAGUAR S TYPE R
The 2003 Jaguar S Type R has a better- looking, and user-friendly interior; it looks more like a Jag. The boring center stack is gone and gauges have a sportier flair, although still lack the classy backlit feature found on other cars in this price range.
For ?03 the center console storage area/armrest is much larger and can easily accommodate such items as; cell phone, change purse, wallet etc. Also, the V8 has grown to 4.2-liters making an impressive 293 hp (up from last year?s 281). V8 models now sport a ZF, 6-speed automatic which is a HUGE improvement over the old 5-speed automatic transmission.
The new Jaguar S Type R is stiffer and benefits from adjustable pedals as well. Of course the big news for 2003 is the addition of an "R" model to the Jaguar S Type lineup. Jaguar cars with the R designation are performance models?similar to BMW?s M-series cars or Mercedes? AMG cars. Stylistically, the S-Type R stands out in a crowd with beautiful 18-inch wheels, wire mesh grille and dramatic monochromatic paint. The R also has a sportier front fascia with fog lamps built in, a rear spoiler, and fabulous "R" badging on the rear deck lid and both front fenders. The R looks like a regular S Type on steroids. Like a cat preparing to leap on its prey, the R has a muscular and menacing appearance that turns heads. However, the 2003 Jaguar S Type R is much more than a family sedan with fancy wheels and blacked out trim.
The Jaguar S Type R is nothing less than a fire-breathing, ground-pounding, GS430-stomping, tire-smoking sport sedan fueled by a supercharged V8 cranking out 390 hp, all wrapped in a sleek package that is unmistakably Jaguar. You could spend $20,000 more on an AMG E55, but why?