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The term SUPER SALOON is used to describe a high performance saloon car. The term is used predominantly in the UK. Other parts of the world use the term sports sedan . The first ever produced four door car which could be described as a "super saloon" is the Jaguar MK2. With 3.4 litre and 3.8 litre inline 6 cylinder engines in the higher spec models, it was one of the fastest cars around the 1960's.

DEFINITION

A super saloon describes a four-door saloon car which has been upgraded with a more sporting or performance basis. The term super saloon could be used to describe a performance four-door saloon car fitted with a V8 engine, but another term, some times used is muscle car , but that normally relates to V8 powered two-door/coupe American cars.

Super saloon
Super saloon
is also used to describe a racing car, which is based on a road going family car. New Zealand has a super saloon car racing series

EXAMPLES

* BMW M5 * Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJ
R * Jaguar XF R 2010 Jaguar XFR * Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati Quattroporte
GTS Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati Quattroporte
GTS * Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG * Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Mercedes Benz S63 AMG * MG ZS 180
MG ZS 180
MG ZS 180
MG ZS 180
* MG ZT
MG ZT
260 * Vauxhall VXR8 * Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

REFERENCES

* ^ Mueller, Mike (1997). Motor City Muscle: The High-Powered History of the American Muscle Car. MBI Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-7603-0196-8 * ^ http://www.kiwicaddy.co.nz/racing_20140111_r.html * ^ A B "Battle of the super-saloons: BMW M5 vs. Vauxhall VXR8". Autocar. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. * ^ A B "Mercedes S63 AMG vs Jaguar XJR: super-saloon battle". Auto Express. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. * ^ http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-categories/super-saloons * ^ "The Super-Saloon". City AM. April 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. * ^ "Mercedes\' latest super saloon has speed, luxury, supreme quality and a gorgeous V8 growl... So why did it have to be so ugly?". Daily Mail. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014. * ^ Autoexpress April 2003 "Of all the cars transformed by Rover's engineers, this motor is perhaps the most remarkable, as it turned the originally rather dowdy 45 into a fire-breathing super saloon"http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-reviews/36794/mg-rover-45 * ^ Fleet news Sept 2003 "Ford V8 power for MG's new 260 super saloon"http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2003/9/25/ford-v8-power-for-mg-s-new-zt-260-super-saloon/14960/ * ^ Autoexpress "GM gave the engineers at Hethel a Carlton GSi 3000 and asked them to transform it into a fire-breathing super saloon - which they did. The result was the legendary Lotus Carlton, the first four-door to crack the 170mph"http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/vauxhall/vectra/15524/vauxhall-vectra

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