The new (2013) Jaguar XJ, which debuted at the New York Auto Show in April, will get its UK public debut next week at Motor Expo at Canary Wharf.
Lovers of powerful XJs were delighted discover that a new Jaguar XJR, which debuted at the New York Auto Show in April, will finally give them a properly sporty XJ, rather than the somewhat compromised SuperSport version of the current XJ with the 5.0 litre Supercharged engine.
Jaguar has kept faith with the history of the XJR by giving the new model a subtle ‘Sporty’ makeover with only gentle go-faster bits – like ‘R’ badges, new alloys, quad tailpipes, small boot spoiler, front splitter and a subtle body kit – so the new XJR looks purposeful, rather than looking like its been dipped in a Halfords bargain bucket.
The real changes come under the skin, with the new XJR getting the 542bhp version of the 5.0 litre supercharged engine, tweaked dampers and spring rates, refined active diff and DSC and new shift patterns for the 8-speed auto box.
The changes have made the new XJR truly desirable, and if you want the chance top get your first look at it then you need to head off to Motor Exp 2013 at Canary wharf next week, where the new Jaguar XJR will be getting its UK public debut.
Jaguar’s stand at Motor Expo is in Canada Square Park and will also have the XF, XK and F-Type on display, and Motor Expo 2013 is on from 10-16 June.