Jaguar unveils its all-new XFR-S performance saloon in LA
LA Auto show
Thursday 29 November 2012
California is one of the world's largest luxury and performance car markets, so this week’s LA Auto show was the right place for Jaguar Land Rover to kick off its latest product blitz.
In what the firm is calling a “Modern British Invasion” the Midlands-based company announced the global launch of the all-new XFR-S performance saloon showed the all-new Range Rover and the Jaguar F-Type two-seater sports car for the the first time in the Unites States.
Teased online last week, the new XFR-S has been confirmed to get 550PS from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, boasts a 4.4 second 0-60 time and will b e the fastest Jaguar saloon ever with a electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. Its set to challenge the class-leader BMW M5 fast saloon, but still keeps fuel consumption and emissions of existing XKR model (24.4mpg and 270 g/km).
Outside it is not exactly subtle with aggressive looks, sharp styling lines, a big chin and a sleek carbon rear diffuser. Inside there is more carbon and RS-emblazoned sports seats. Keen drivers will enjoy the “Quickshift” transmission, which is an eight-speed automatic with flappy paddles. It works by constantly analysing road conditions, speed and throttle inputs for quick, crisp and clean changes.
It goes on sale in the UK from May next year and will set you back £79,995.
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
Life & Style blogs
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
£59999 - £80001 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: A Top 10 firm in ...
£50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Project Manage...
Negotiable: Capita Education Resourcing Permanent Team: Year 5 Teacher - Gilli...
£60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Business Analy...