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MEGUIAR’S BUILD OFF 2021: TOM V DALE

Posted by Matt Bell on 17th August 2021

In another series of the Meguiar’s build off, Tom picked up a Volvo Amazon, while Dale opted for the Jaguar S-Type R. Now both builds are finished, who’s the winner?

Now’s your chance to pick a winner from the Meguiar’s build off 2021. You can scroll down and have a nosey at the tech specs below to help you decide.

Meguiar’s build off 2021: Volvo Amazon vs Jaguar S-Type R tech specs

Volvo Amazon

Engine:
B230FK 2.3-litre four-cylinder, Owen Developments turbo, Forge Motorsport intercooler, Forge Motorsport radiator, Forge Motorsport boost pipes, Forge Motorsport dump valve, Forge Motorsport boost compensation valve, Forge Motorsport turbo blanket, Forge Motorsport turbo trumpet, ECUmaster EMU Black ECU, Deutsch Tech custom exhaust manifold, Deutsch Tech 4-inch teardrop exhaust with integrated screamer pipe, custom intake plenum, ST180 coil pack, Brise alternator, Mocal fuel lines and connectors, adjustable cam gear, VX cam upgrade, OBP fuel cell, Bosch fuel pump, custom wiring – DR harness with military-spec plugs

Transmission:
BMW ZF 5-speed manual with custom bellhousing, Sachs 6-paddle clutch, lightened flywheel, custom propshaft, narrowed Volvo 240 rear axle

Suspension:
Custom fabricated front suspension and rear axle with 4-link and Watt’s linkage – by The Install Company, GM Bodycraft raised subframe (75mm), Air Lift Performance 3P management, Air Lift Performance compressors, Air Lift Performance tank, Air Lift Performance bags, custom Bilstein dampers

Brakes:
Rebuilt standard 3-pot front calipers, Volvo 240 rear disc setup, EBC discs and pads all round

Wheels:
8×16-inch (front) and 9×16-inch (rear) SSR Performance Reverse Mesh wheels with colour-coded centres, 195/40 Nankang tyres

Interior:
Custom-built and reshaped Cobra Nogaro seats with deleted headrests, Schroth Racing harnesses, modified original rear bench, OBP Track-Pro V2 floor-mounted pedal box, OBP Pro-Drift V3 hydraulic handbrake, OBP battery cage (battery relocated inside car), custom tunnel to allow for prop, Kenwood / Morgan Cars factory-option hideaway Bluetooth audio system, Kenwood speakers

Exterior:
Reflex Auto Design full body paint in original colour – Volvo Light Green, all panels removed, aligned, and refitted, original metalwork straightened and perfected, early-style grille, rear reflector delete, US-spec taillights, redundant fuel filler cap permanently fixed, entire underside Raptor painted

Jaguar S-Type R – read the full feature here!

Engine:
4.2-litre, 8-cyl, 32v supercharged V8, custom hardpipe induction kit with Pipercross cone filter, uprated injectors, custom stainless steel exhaust system, Maxx racing ECU

Performance:
500bhp+ 500lb ft+

Transmission:
6-speed ZF manual gearbox conversion from a diesel S-Type, custom billet clutch and flywheel

Suspension:
Two-way custom racing suspension developed by Bilstein UK with Eibach springs

Brakes:
Standard calipers with uprated Tarox F2000 discs and pads

Wheels & Tyres:
9x19in (front) and 10x19in (rear) custom Image wheels with 265/35/19 Nankang AR1 tyres (front) and 275/35/19 Nankang AR1 tyres (rear)

Exterior:
Full respray in British Racing Green with additional green pearl, gloss black mirrors, rear spoiler delete, badge delete, smooth bumpers, racing number in grill, custom rear arches using wider front wings, rear door handle delete, red tinted rear light clusters, custom racing graphics

Interior:
Fully stripped, painted black with custom red bolt-in rollcage, Cobra Sebring bucket seat, Scroth harnesses, JVC KW-M565DBT double-din head unit and speaker system with slimline subwoofer, racing fire extinguisher, alloy footplates, retro Sparco crash helmet

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