Jaguar XFR-S finally revealed

After months of teasing, Jaguar finally took the covers from its hugely anticipated XFR-S model.

Jaguar XFR-S

The Jaguar XFR-S at the LA Auto Show

Most of the motoring world in Los Angeles for the unveiling at the Auto Show were suitably impressed. It left me a bit ‘meh’.

The problem is their PR campaign built the car into being something that it’s not. I even fell for it and said something great was coming.

Don’t get me wrong the XFR-S itself is still a cracking motor that will attract fans around the world. The XFR-S is the fastest, most powerful and agile sports saloon the firm has ever built.

Mind you, it also carries the eye-watering price tag of £79,995 which is around £14,600 more than the standard XFR. (Leasing is a serious proposition if you want one of these).

Available from May next year, the XFR-S features bespoke powertrain, chassis and body enhancements that enable it to push the performance boundaries. With 550PS from its 5.0litre supercharged V8 engine driving through an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, the XFR-S is capable of reaching 60mph in just 4.4-seconds before going on to an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.

It has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s specialist ETO division.

So there you have it. A great new Jag is launched to some (fairly) enthusiastic praise. Note to Jaguar: Don’t build the next one up.

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