Jaguar finally revealed its most awaited wild cat the 2010 XFR. The car is slightly tricked out on the outside with new chrome job for grille and air intakes in the bumper and holes in the bonnet, but under the hood there is alot more excitement. XFR uses a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 with 510 horsepower and 625Nm (461 lb.ft) of torque. That means this super sedan can run form stand still to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds but the top speed is electronically governed at 155 mph (250kph). And the quarter mile sprint time is 13.1 seconds. It gives BMW M5, Mercedes Benz E63 AMG and Audi RS6 plenty reasons to be worry!
Dynamically XFR is a work of art. Differential, suspension and six-speed gearbox are all electronically controlled but that does not mean the car has lost its brilliant handling. It’s still one of the easiest cars for massive powerslide. It comes with Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics, steering is sharper than the normal ones, even its supercharger is not an ordinary one, it has Roots-type twin vortex system, whatever that is! It has a combined fuel economy of 22.5mpg which is not bad at all for a performance sedan.
XFR sits lower than the standard version and comes with larger brakes behind 20″ specifically designed rims. It also has new door mirrors with LED lights and a bootlid spoiler and two pair of chromed exhaust pipes. The whole car has a darkened theme which adds up to its sporty feel, specially in the cockpit where the blend of brushed aluminum and premium quality leather is eye catching. It maintains all the cool gadgets the XF has, but comes with some ‘R’ and ‘Supercharged’ logos here and there.
Jaguar XFR does not shout about what it’s got, for uninterested eyes it looks exactly the same as the XF, and that is what makes this car very very cool. XFR is strangely attractive, it is majestic and unlike German rivals, if you buy the Jag no one would call you a cock! The car will be primiered at NAIAS in Detroit next week.