Friday, 7 June 2013


Jaguar has a new flagship car. It’s called the Jaguar XJR and harks back to the days of the old XJR that really started the super executive saloon movement. The new XJR will make its public debut at the Motor Expo in London’s Canary Wharf next week where lucky Londoners can take a closer look at it.

Jaguar did not supply us with much info on the car, except to say it’s powered by an engine worth 405kW. However, it’s probably safe to assume that this engine is the same 5.0-litre V8 supercharged that does active duty inside cars like the XFR and XKR and XKR S. Applied here it should be able to gather pace at a rate of less than 4.5 seconds from standstill to 100km/h.

The XJR’s main target will be the Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and the Audi S8. BMW does not have a competitor in this space.

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