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Sporty Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept revealed at Pebble Beach
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16 August 2010

Jaguar has taken the wraps off this new XJ design concept at Pebble Beach, hinting at the styling direction for an XJR super-saloon.

Officially the one-off Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept has been built as part of Jaguar’s 75th anniversary celebrations to show off the scope for customising the new luxury saloon, but many of its styling changes could easily be adopted by an XJR.

See the official pics of the Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept - now including images from Pebble Beach

Styling changes including ground-hugging front, rear and side sills give the Platinum Concept the look of the smaller XFR saloon. Other features include dark chrome and gloss black trim, Satin Matte Pearlescent White paintwork and bespoke 22-inch black alloys in a brushed contrast finish.

The long-wheelbase XJ Platinum Concept is powered by a 464bhp, 424lb ft version of the firm’s 5.0 supercharged V8. In the XJR, power is likely to exceed the 503bhp produced in the XJ Supersports, XFR and XKR models.

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Jaguar insists “there are no plans yet” for an XJR and that the Platinum Concept “is just a design one-off”, but such a model is almost certain to appear in the XJ’s lifetime given the badge’s history.

Jaguar XJ chief designer Giles Taylor said the concept “brought the pure sporting character of the XJ to the fore by keeping the car’s clean graphic approach and further lowering its stance”.

Changes have been to its Jet Softgrain leather interior, too. A gloss pearlescent white finish is applied to the air vents, veneers and diamond stitch suede inserts to the seats and headliner, while suede and leather accents also feature. The centre console also houses a bespoke clock developed and designed by Jaguar alongside British watchmaker Bremont Watch Company.

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bostin 17 August 2010

Re: Jaguar XJ concept hints at XJR

MikeFoxtrot wrote:
Anybody else has noticed that it looks like a kitted-up Granada scorpio hatch from late 80s??

I think the white one on the right is the XJR from Pebble Beach, moonlighting at a campsite in Essex.

bostin 17 August 2010

Re: Jaguar XJ concept hints at XJR

MikeFoxtrot wrote:
Anybody else has noticed that it looks like a kitted-up Granada scorpio hatch from late 80s??

absolutely. one hundred per cent. I'm sure someone can come up with a better one of Ford's finest than the one below.

MikeFoxtrot wrote:
please spare me thoughts that people in Middle and Far East have "different" kind of taste. That's what I call narrow minded. Just ask them what they think of your typical "fish and chips" and then you might learn a thing or two about the word "tasteless".

Again, absolutely. There's a worryingly large cohort of young, young-ish Brits who think Jaguar, and its latest creations, is the absolute bees knees, which must on no account be criticised, like its some new religion or god. Silly bleeders need to get out more and hear what real people really think about their new idol and their absurd, pompous jingoism that goes with it. The same type would be horrified to be associated with the oafishness and xenophobia of England football supporters but the the poor berks display exactly the same traits but of course all done in the most middle-class manner, which makes it alright, they think.

MikeFoxtrot 17 August 2010

Re: Jaguar XJ concept hints at XJR

Anybody else has noticed that it looks like a kitted-up Granada scorpio hatch from late 80s?? Jag, please wake-up. Elegance doesn't mix with body kit bits. And please spare me thoughts that people in Middle and Far East have "different" kind of taste. That's what I call narrow minded. Just ask them what they think of your typical "fish and chips" and then you might learn a thing or two about the word "tasteless".

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