Despite a gloomy future, Jaguar is continuing to develop its unique new model, the XF, previewed at the last Detroit motor show. With the new XF, Jaguar gives the old British empire image up in order to adopt a German sporty spirit that meets with success in the biggest markets in the world. So, is there any better way to woe the public than offering a XFR that will produce 500 bhp/507 hp?
Under the hood this hot feline will have a supercharged 5 litre V8 unit that will produce 500 bhp/507 hp and a torque close to 500 lb ft/678 Nm. The engine will be shared with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs. With such an engine, the XFR will probably run the 0-60mph in less than 5 seconds, a good figure to declare war to the German clique! Unfortunately, if we take into account the power escalation led by Audi, perhaps 493 bhp/500 hp will not be enough.
Officially launched at the next Frankfurt motor show in September, the XF will be available with a choice of 2.7-litre V6 diesel, 3.0-litre V6 petrol, 4.2-litre V8 petrol and supercharged 4.2-litre V8 power. No information has been given regarding the rumoured 4 cylinder engine.
Posted by: the stewanator | Feb 2, 2009 4:27:22 AM
I am literally staring into the jaguar's eyes when I gaze into this "car." It's uniquely sensational. This is not simply just a car. This is a fierce, but clever jaguar awaiting its prey. This is what I see.