Jaguar to display four models at upcoming Salon Privé 2012

Article by Anita Panait, on August 15, 2012

Jaguar will be displaying its XKR-S, XK Special Edition, XJ Ultimate and XF Sportbrake vehicles at the upcoming Supercar Show and Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé. Salon Privé 2012, which would take place on September 5 to 7, 2012, at Syon Park, London, has been tagged as bigger and better, as it is targeted to contain more exhibitions and previews from the worlds of luxury -- automotive, aviation, jewelry, marine, horology and technology.

For the event, British luxury carmaker will be showcasing only award-winning and world-renowned premium models. One of these vehicles will be the XKR-S convertible, which holds the Sports Car of the Year title from Auto Bild, a German motoring magazine.

The XKR-S convertible could accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds on the way to achieve a top speed of 186 mph. To be shown alongside the XKR-S will be the XK Special Edition, which boasts of several enhancements to its handcrafted cabin with Jaguar design team-specified interiors.

It also features some modest exterior modifications like new wheels and colours. Jaguar’s stand in the Salon Privé 2012 will also showcase the XJ Ultimate, which is considered as the acme of the luxurious, groundbreaking Jaguar experience with new levels of lavishness for rear seat passengers.

Enhancements for the XJ Ultimate include two individually tailored rear seats trimmed in semi-aniline fine Scottish leather. The seats features power adjustment and recline, massage function and climate controls.  The XJ Ultimate also features a rear business table, which could be placed into position at the touch of a button. The piano-black trimmed table is complete with customised champagne flutes.

As a brand, Jaguar cars are known for two things -- responsible performance and dramatic design. When the brand’s flagship model, the XJ, was first released, it displayed a new interpretation of these two qualities. One reason for this could be the fact that the XJ utilized a lightweight aluminum platform. With this in mind, Jaguar has revealed that its latest offering, the XJ Ultimate, will put attention on two more signature characteristics the brand is known which are luxury and innovation.

The brand hopes that this will bring the emotive appeal of this model to new heights. Using the XJ, with its long wheelbase, as the basis, the different changes on the interior of the Ultimate were aimed at improving accommodation of the rear section. Indeed, the brand managed to increase the length for this model allowing even the most selective customers a business class luxury experience that is fully-appointed.

In fact, the appointments that are part of the package are similar to those usually seen in a private jet. Once inside, the ambience can easily shift from business to pleasure especially with the customized champagne chiller. Mounted in the middle of the seats in the rear, the chiller is able to cool the wine to a temperature experts agree is considered as perfect. Opening the chiller also results in the wine bottle being presented forward.

Jaguar did not stop there as it also two champagne flutes, both specially commissioned, placed inside a specially-made cabinet. This cabinet was then placed under the center table. Still on the rear section, the two seats have been individually customized and dividing them is the full-length center console trimmed in leather. The console has a number of features like lumbar and massage functions, ventilation, and even power adjustment.

The table itself is composed of solid aluminum and has that chrome and piano-black detailing. This is hidden from view but by simply pressing a button, allows it to go up from the console. Aside from providing an area to work in, it is complemented by two third-generation iPads. Each of the iPads comes with wireless keyboards which are kept in leather-trimmed customized docks in the back portion of the front seats.

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