Although often criticized the “sell your soul” departure from the original formula, the fifth generation Jaguar XJ is one of the most important British car manufacturer vehicles.
After many years under the command of British Leyland and Ford, Jaguar was waiting for a rebirth under the leadership of the Indian Tate and operates with a profit. For the first time since 2009 the British giant got another R model and the XJR, which was officially unveiled at this year’s auto show in New York and will join the XFR and XKR in the line of cars.
Much like other R cars, and XJR is different from the rest of R lines by more powerful engine, a modified suspension and aggressive design. The above design cues are evident in the form of new bumpers, masks, small spoiler, dual exhaust, R label and special 20-inch wheels much larger changes are noticeable in terms of the interior, which is covered in leather in three different colors, with high quality materials, 18 speakers and a 825 watt audio system.
2014 Jaguar XJR engine
As expected from a car with the R mark, 2014 Jaguar XJR is the most attention devoted to the engine. While the basic XJ buyer can choose between several V6 and V8 gasoline and diesel, 510 hp maximum power, 2014 Jaguar XJR is equipped with a 5.0L supercharged V8 engine that develops an impressive 550 hp and transmits power to the rear wheels through eight speed automatic gearbox. British giant claims that the engine checked and showed his strength and performance in the XFR-S and the XKR-S. Acceleration to 100 km / h will amount to just 4.4 seconds while top speed is limited to 278 km / h. In the capable hands of the driver accelerates to 100 km / h will be able to be lowered to less than four seconds when you know that some of the media managed to carry extract acceleration to specified distance of about four seconds in the “normal” 510 hp supercharged XJ. But 2014 Jaguar XJR is not only fast on the line and is equipped with a modified suspension and larger brakes for better behavior in curves.
The 2014 Jaguar XJR aims to Audi S8 and BMW 760Li as main rivals and claims to be his representative to be a bit later.
2014 Jaguar XJR price
When you know that the most expensive and luxurious XJ currently extended $ 155.895 XJL, home prices could not exceed the limit of $ 160,000. In any case, with such a price, and in addition to the data is an impressive car in question, 2014 Jaguar XJR will not attract many customers, but the positive side now gained the status of future classics.