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Why Jaguar Uses Aerospace Aluminum to Build Its Cars

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One big challenge facing Jaguar in its switch from steel to aluminum was how to utilize this lighter, less flexible alloy. For inspiration, they turned to an entirely new field: aerospace.

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It charges off the line from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with a supercharged V8 motor that cranks out 575 horsepower. It's the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the spiritual successor to one of the most famous sports cars ever built. Witness the creation of the British motoring company's first sports car since its industry-changing E-Type roared to life in 1961. Then enter Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations, where hot rod engineers challenge the laws of physics to create a supercar that can reach a top speed of 200 mph.

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