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Sporty Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept revealed at Pebble Beach

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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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".

catnip 16 August 2010

Re: Jaguar XJ concept hints at XJR

24JTD wrote:
having owned Citroen XMs in the past I have no problem with the rear pillars.

But the XM rear pillars were fine, they were covered by the glass of the rear quarterlights, which then joined up with the glass of the rear window. Very sleek.

They should have done that with the Jag, rather than seperate black plastic bits.

Vidge 123 16 August 2010

Re: Jaguar XJ concept hints at XJR

Sorry but Jags are not about being Cool Jags are about old mens slippers with pipe burns in the carpet

jags are for old men who are now too old to have the other old mans car, namely a Merc,

I standby my statement that this car is utterly repugnant, its like seeing an 80 year old man go out dressed in a leather jacket, jeans with a wacking great gold necklace on, while listen to classical music at full volume on his iPod, the entire thing is JUST WRONG!!!