Jaguar XFR-S is launched on Goodwood Festival of Speed press day

Article by Anita Panait, on March 22, 2013

Making its global debut at the Goodwood Hill during the press launch day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the new Jaguar XFR-S, prototype version of carmaker’s fastest sports saloon. Finished in Italian Racing Red, the Jaguar XFR-S was driven in front of the press at Goodwood by Andy Wallace, victor of the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Joining the Jaguar XFR-S at press day of Goodwood Festival of Speed are some of the carmaker’s winning sports vehicles. Among them is a 1962 Jaguar Mk. II prepared by Jaguar Heritage Racing and a 1954 ‘short nose’ Jaguar D-Type that is also a development prototype. The vehicles were displayed by the Jaguar Heritage Trust in front of Goodwood House.

The new Jaguar XFR-S, first unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2012, could accelerate from rest to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h). The XFR-S builds on the performance of the much-praised Jaguar XFR to become a more focused sports car.

The Jaguar XFR-S boasts of providing more output and torque (plus 40PS and 55Nm respectively) than the XFR, thanks to its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that results in 550PS of output and 680Nm in torque. Despite this increase in performance, the XFR-S retains more or less the same fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Interested buyers in the United Kingdom could now order the new Jaguar XFR-S at £79,995.

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