The much anticipated Jaguar XFR – the blown version of the XF – is due to launch any day at Detroit, but the embargo has been broken early, and the images of the new Cat are here in all their glory.
The XFR is Jaguar’s answer to the barn-storming saloons from Mercedes, BMW and Audi, and if looks and spec (and the experience of driving the non-blown XF) are anything to go by, the new big Cat should get the cream.
The XFR gets the new version of Jaguar’s AJV8 engine, which is a 5.0 litre supercharged lump, producing a whopping 510bhp, with the usual limited top speed of 155mph, and a 0-60 of around 4.5 seconds.
Visually, the XFR gets the ‘Aggressive’ look, with big, chrome-trimmed air inlets at the sides (a Jaguar theme? They show up on the new Jaguar XK), new bumpers front and back, air vents on the bonnet and side sills. At the back the new bumper wraps round the quad pipes and features a new spoiler.
The interior gets the ‘R’ treatment, with ‘R’ crests on the seats and some pretty tasteful dark aluminium. And you can take your pick of seven new colours – Botanical Green, Indigo, Kyanite Blue, Liquid Silver, Lunar Grey, Porcelain and Salsa.
The official press release will be with us in a few days (embargo free!) and we’ll bring you more details then. For now, enjoy the pictures of this beautiful Big Cat.