|How fast will it go?
claim a top speed for a 4.2 litre XJ6 donor vehicle of 125 mph (142
mph for the V12)! Anthony Taylor at Autotune has driven his racing prototype
with the speedo needle off the scale at 160 mph plus!! In practice however,
a standard Aristocat with a 4.2 litre engine and auto gearbox will cruise
happily at 90 mph. The Aristocat really does fit the old Jaguar tag of Grace, Space and Pace. Of course, the Aristocat Register would not condone breaking the UK
national speed limit!
|What is the fuel economy like?
| Depending on the engine size and condition, you should get a
slightly better fuel economy than the original XJ6 donor - because of the
Aristocat is lighter than the donor vehicle. Expect around 15 to 25 mpg.
|Do I need to do anything to look after
the fibre glass / gel-coat?
|The gel coat is
comparatively soft compared to modern vehicle paints - especially when new. This means that it is
fairly easy to scratch, but on the other hand it is fairly easy to polish out any
scratches. If you follow theses simple guidelines, you shouldn't have many
- Gel-coat should never be covered with
- If a tarpaulin is used, it needs to have
something soft beneath it to avoid condensation forming on the gel-coat
- Wash with warm water with car a shampoo
such as an Autoglym type shampoo.
- If necessary, every now and again cut
the surface back with T cut .