With the Jaguar S-Type R to hit showrooms this month, expect the advertising blitz to rev up as high as the 400 hp promised. The problem is, the sexy 400-hp figure in some ads can’t be taken at face value – at least not in North America. The figure comes from a European rating system based on a German testing procedure known as DIN – and known to yield higher numbers than the generally accepted North American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) net horsepower rating. In SAE-speak, ...

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