As expected, Jaguar introduced the new 2014 XJR at the New York Auto Show, a sedan that combines supercar performance and assertive looks with the high levels of luxury. The XJR is the first R model in the latest generation of the XJ range and features chromed-rimmed intakes on the front bumper, front aero splitters, new side sills and a new rear lip spoiler that manages the airflow off the top rear surface.
The design is completed by the five-spoke Farallon forged alloy wheels that come as standard in either Sparkle silver or Technical grey finishes. The assertive appearance of the XJR is further enhanced with a Sport pack grille with chrome surround and black mesh.
The 2014 XJR will be available in 10 colours: Polaris White, Ebony, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey, Rhodium Silver, Cashmere, Caviar, Carnelian Red and Black Amethyst. This colour palette is complemented inside the XJR with a unique combination of colourways.
Jet leather trim is available with a choice of either Ivory, London Tan or Red Zone inserts on the seat facings. The seats themselves are embossed with the 'R' logo and can be finished with a choice of stitching in either Red or London Tan. Jet suedecloth headlining comes as standard with an optional leather headlining in Jet to complement the XJR interior.
Moreover, the XJR is offered as standard with a 380W, 12-speaker surround-sound system from British audio experts Meridian. For those who want even more, an optional 825W, 18-speaker system features Meridian's proprietary Trifield System, which places every occupant at the centre of their own perfectly focused surround-sound arena.
Under the hood, there is a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 550 PS (same found on the new Jaguar XKR-S GT) and 680 Nm of torque. Bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the XJR sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited at 174 mph or 280 km/h.