I was driving the new Jaguar XFR this weekend.
I’m not going to deceive you or embarrass myself by drawing too many links between the two but there were some. It, like the XFR, also has a wonderfully two-sided personality. They’re both docile and laughably easy to drive when you fancy a more laid back approach.
But, just like Jag’s new super-saloon, when you up the ante the car’s personality changes completely, going from sleepy to snarly within a split second.
But driving the XFR with its ultra-modern design, brand new (and brilliant) supercharged V8 and multitude of new electronic chassis systems, also reminds me how good it is to have a modern Jaguar back instead of a company giving us pastiches of what went before.
The D-type was a technological masterpiece in its day and while that may be a little strong for the XFR – it isn’t far behind.