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Jaguar Teases New XFR-S

Marque’s most powerful, fastest sedan ever.

by on Nov.20, 2012

The most powerful Jaguar sedan ever, the new XFR-S will debut in LA this month.

It’s a green scene at this year’s LA Auto Show, all manner of battery-based hybrids, plug-ins and electric vehicles scheduled for debut. But for those who like a little more go than show, don’t fret. Among the other offerings headed for the LA Convention Center, Jaguar will pull the wraps off its fastest and most powerful “saloon” car yet.

The 2013 Jaguar XFR-S is the British marque’s more functional alternative to its XKR-S coupe, both models sharing the same supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 making an impressive 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque.

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In the coupe, that’s enough to deliver 0 to 60 times of around 4.2 seconds, though the sedan might lag a tenth or two because of its added weight.

Jaguar promises to keep it exclusive, only 100 of the XFR-S sedans scheduled to land in U.S. showrooms for the 2014 model-year.  Based on the XKR-S, anticipate a price tag somewhere in the range of $100,000 to $130,000.

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First Look: 2012 Jaguar XF, XF-R and XKR-S

Brits celebrate 50th anniversary of the classic E-Type.

by on Apr.20, 2011

The new 186 mph Jaguar XKR-S.

There will be plenty of reasons to celebrate on the Jaguar stand at the New York Auto Show, this year.  The maker will not only mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of its classic E-Type sports car but will also roll out a significant update of its current midsize “saloon car,” the XF.

Putting a premium on performance, the Brits will have several new muscle cars to unveil, as well, including both the XFR and the 186 mph XKR-S

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With the new offerings, “Jaguar is at full strength,” contends the maker’s design chief Ian Callum – though there remain plenty of rumblings that even more product is in the works, notably a downsized “entry luxury” sedan that will eventually replace the largely unloved X-Type.

The maker has received a far more positive response to its sporty XF, which helped reframe the design equation for Jaguar when it made its debut several years back.

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