Following the unveiling of the 2018 Jaguar XJR 575 performance flagship, quite a number of interested customers have already marked this sedan for their next buy. Of course, buying a unit of the Jaguar XJR575 comes with a hefty price to pay. After all, customers in the United States would need to shell out $122,400 just to get behind the wheel of the alluringly sporty new Jaguar XJR575. Sales are set to commence in the new few weeks.
For the 2018 model, the new XJR575 luxury sedan will be available in either standard or long-wheelbase body styles. Both body styles have the same height (1,460 mm) and width (2,105 mm) as well as front and rear tracks (1,626 mm and 1,604 mm, respectively). While the standard wheelbase unit (SWB) has a length of 5,130 mm and a wheelbase of 3,032 mm, the long wheelbase version (LWB) features a length of 5,255 mm and a wheelbase of 3,157 mm.
Serving as the core of the new XJR575 is Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine that now delivers 575 PS (423 kW) – thus the 575 moniker suffix – with a max output at between 6,250 rpm and 6,500 rpm and a massive 700 Nm (517 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 3,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a specifically optimized eight-speed automatic ZF 8HP70 transmission. With this amount of power at its disposal, the new Jaguar XJR575 performance flagship could sprint from nil to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds (or 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), on the way to achieve a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Of course, the new Jaguar XJR575 features a number of bespoke exterior details like a rear spoiler, front bumper, side sills, as well as lower air intakes with Gloss Black surrounds. The new performance flagship is distinguished from its XJ siblings through an updated XJR575 exterior badging as well as twin bonnet louvers. The performance flagship rides on 20-inch Farallon gloss-black wheels with red painted brake callipers are the final dynamic flourish. Two exclusive exterior finishes are available, as created at Special Vehicle Operations’ Oxford Road facility: Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey.
The interior of the new XJR 575 is marked by 575 intaglio and diamond-quilted seating -- in Jet/Jet and Ivory/Jet color options –finished in 575 branding. Likewise, the interior of the new XJR 575 is marked by bespoke embossed tread plates. The central console comes with a larger 10-inch touchscreen that could function like a smartphone.
Safety features include Forward Traffic Detection, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor as well as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), with Pedestrian Detection.
Jaguar’s XJ range now includes: XJ Luxury, XJ Premium Luxury, XJ Portfolio, XJ R-Sport, XJR 575 and XJ Autobiography. The XJ is built at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich site, alongside the F-TYPE sports car, XE sports saloon, XF sports saloon and XF Sportbrake.