Thursday, 29 November 2012


Jaguar has officially revealed the new XFR-S to a stunned audience at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The car represents the epitome of Jaguar’s sedan performance pedigree as it sits above the “normal” XFR. While it features the same engine, this particular pussy doesn’t purr. It roars!

Connected with the tried and trusted 5.0-litre supercharged V8 motor, the XFR-S puts on extra guz to the already satisfactory 375kW to take things to 405kW, as well as a matching 680Nm of torque. Fastened to it is an 8-speed ZF gearbox sending all power to the smoking rear wheels for a 0 – 100km/h split time of 4.6 seconds, although we believe something like 4.4 seconds is possible, given that IN4RIDE tested the XFR and consistently achieved 4.6 seconds at Gauteng altitude!

Differences with the XFR also reflect on the outside via things like a carbon fibre front splitter, side air intakes, a carbon fibre diffuser and that hard-to-miss rear end boot spoiler.

The car will be made available to a select few South African buyers with a choice of five colours, including two called French Racing Blue (pictured) and Italian Racing Red. It will join the existing XKR-S coupe and Convertible.

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