The latest spy shots of the Jaguar XFR-S shows it will feature a more aggressive look than the standard XFR
23 August 2012

These new spy photos show the upcoming Jaguar XFR-S pounding the Nurburgring shorn of nearly all its testing camouflage.

The new images show a more resolved car than that which was last seen in July. Most notably, the rear of this XFR-S appears production-ready, with the main change over the Jaguar XFR being the prominent boot spoiler and diffuser. At the front, a new splitter gives the XFR-S a more aggressive appearance than the standard car.

The XFR-S has been created in response to the 552bhp BMW M5 and 549bhp Mercedes E63 AMG; Jaguar bosses felt the normal XFR was ‘outgunned’ with 503bhp. The XFR-S is expected to feature the same 542bhp version of the 5.0-litre V8 from the XKR-S.

Expect the XFR-S to make its debut at the Los Angeles motor show in November.

Matt Bird

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Jaguar XFR

The Jaguar XFR is a crushingly effective super saloon. Its 503bhp supercharged V8 has relentless pace, and it's the prettiest car in its class

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23 August 2012

And if I had a spare 70 grand this would be my top choice out of all the super executive cars.  However, I truly believe the 'lesser' 503bhp Jag is plenty fast & good enough.  This car can rocket to 60mph in about 4.6 secs or thereabouts, so how much faster do you need to go or more importantly, can you go when you take into account the UK's road conditions and sheer weight of traffic.  Even if Jag decided not to increase the power, I would still pick this over the German cars simply because I like it more.

Sure, the BMW, Mercedes are faster, albiet, only slightly and I understand the need to keep up with the opposition.  Before we know it, these cars will be packing close to 600bhp.  Don't get me wrong, I'm seduced as much as the next man when top speeds, acceleration times & bhp are put out there, but sometimes, a little less is more.......still abosolutely love it though!

23 August 2012

Nice to see, but, being top Dog in the Super saloon set?,not so much fun nowadays,get caught doing over 100mph?....say bye bye to the keys,hello crusher!.........

Peter Cavellini.

23 August 2012

Frankly, we've seen horsepower races before in the '60s. This will turn out the same way. The insurance companies will kill off these exec road racers soon enough.

Cars that can outrun most police pursuit vehicles, even helicopters, will be proscribed by euro laws soon. It's inevitable sadly. Super/hyper cars can be track driven at least.

Fact is that there is little or no reason for ever increasing bhp figures as Averageman has stated. For me I'd go the Citroen route, that is comfort, style and luxury.

There's hardly a stretch of road available which can occupy a keen driver for more than ten minutes, unless you drive for hours to get there.

This race for power is a cul-de-sac.

Happy to suffer from petrolitus

23 August 2012

It's a bit of a no-brainer for Jag - they have the engine and gearbox from the XKR-S, and if it extends the life of the model until the next XF launch, why not?  However, like 'averageman', my money would go on the normal XFR; but having driven both the XKR and XKR-S the noise from the exhast would be enough to tempt me to part with the extra...

And it's real noise, none of this 'piped music' like their teutonic rival!

23 August 2012

It seems most of us are in agreement, the standard XFR is mighty fine already, and I also agree with what Bialbero says, perhaps Jaguar should concentrate on comfort, style and luxury, and perhaps offer the upgrades as packs, like the do with the XJ, there really is no need to copy the Germans in ultimate power, offer the abiltiy to almost match the performance, but in ultimate refinement, perhaps like a mini Bentley, they could even resurect the Daimler brand. After all Jaguar used to be "space, grace and pace".. 



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