The 2018 Jaguar XJR575 looks like a full-size hot rod, but it shows great potential with its amazing lightness. It has a long wheelbase, but it is not an official product of the Special Vehicle Operations of the Jaguar Land Rover.
The 5.0-liter supercharged Gen III AJ-V8 is similar to the F-Type SVR, which generates a maximum of 517lb-ft of torque and 575 peak horsepower. This should be about 15lb-ft and 50hp more than the XJ R from the previous year and 93lb-ft and 105hp more than the standard V8-powered XJ L Supercharged.
Here are some enticing features you don’t want to miss.
- It has firmer coil springs compared to the XJ L Supercharged
- It has higher peak damping rates in the Adaptive Dynamics variable-rate shocks of the Jaguar.
- It has a top speed of 186mph at 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds
The looks are also irresistible having its mesh grill, front splitter, and lower air intakes in gloss black, along with its side sills that are stretched outward. It also has bright red brake calipers, which are visible through the 20-inch split-spoke gloss black wheels.
Moreover, several updates were also applied across the XJ line, which include the tablet-style touchscreen on the inside, stereo cameras, and revised motor-assisted steering rack. The new cameras and the electric power steering should enable a range of safety technologies. Such would include the lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, park-assist electronics, and traffic sign recognition.
The new Jaguar XJR575 would be released in Canada and the U.S. before the year 2017 ends. It will be sold at $122,400 with the destination charge of $995. This will be over $25,000 less than the turbocharged Mercedes S63 with 603hp and $26,000 on top of the 470hp XJ L Supercharged.
Overall, the XJR575 should remain the most potent sedan of Jaguar in 2018. In comparison to the S63, the differences are subtle, but they are quite obvious. However, you can easily tell that the XJ575 is the one carrying the lighter load. In fact, the XJR575 is around 600-700lbs lighter, at full air suspension and loaded down with all-wheel drive.