In the vicious and lawless world of the animal kingdom, you either eat or be eaten. The sentiments in the exclusive circle of fast saloons aren’t that different either and this time, its the Jaguar’s turn to prey.
Gone in 44 Seconds, was the heading of Jaguar’s press release of the new XJR 575 as it will hit its top speed of 299 km/h in just 44 seconds with a 0-100 km/h time of just 4.4 seconds.
The XJR will be the new performance flagship of the XJ range with an output of 567 horsepower from 6,250-6,500 rpm, a whole 25 horsepower extra from the outgoing XJR.
But the source of the XJR575’s mammoth grunt is down to its 700Nm of torque from 3,500-4,500 rpm courtesy of the 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine similarly found in the F-Type SVR. Despite the hike in output, the immense power is deployed through the same 8-speed ZF automatic found in the other XJ’s.
Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum said, “This is a performance vehicle, but that doesn’t mean we have had to cut any corners when it comes to comfort or design. Jaguar is the standard bearer for interior refinement and the XJR575 is no different. It can go very quickly, but it does so with the serene comfort customers expect from a Jaguar saloon. That makes this a very special car indeed.”
Distinguishing itself from the rest of the XJ range, the new XJR575 features updated exterior badging and twin bonnet louvres as well as red brake calipers and 20-inch Farallon gloss-black wheels. Other tailor-made exterior details that allows the XJR575 to project a discreet yet imposing figure includes a rear spoiler, side sills, the front bumper and lower air intakes with gloss black surroundings. The XJ line-up will adopt, across the range, Jaguar’s Advanced Adaptive Dynamic system alongside a new system called All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC) for improved all-weather traction.
Available in short wheelbase options only, the XJR575’s uncompromised interior refinement flourishes with bespoke embossed tread plates, intaglio and diamond-quilted seating. There will be two bespoke colour finishes available, either in Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey, courtesy of Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division.
The XJR575 is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich plant alongside the XE, XF, F-TYPE and XJ model lines.