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SPIED: JAGUAR XF-R CAPTURED UNDISQUISED


Photo Courtesy of World Car Fans.com and is Copyright Lehmann Photo-Syndication


Jaguar's future may still be uncertain, but that isn't stopping them from developing the top-of-the line version of the buzzing Jaguar XF...the XF-R!

Top Gear reviewed the new XF and James Maye praised the car for finally ditching the "Chummley Warner" image that the S-Type gave and for it belonging in the proper decade. But he did mention that their needs to be more power in the range...and that is where the XF-R will fit.

Until now, few good shots have emerged of the XF-R Prototypes that were not wearing heavy camouflage...until now. The XF-R has been caught undisguised...and things look to be interesting.

Here are the full details courtesy of my friends at World Car Fans.com.

JAGUAR XF-R SPIED UNDISGUISED

Spot the give away. Four big exhaust pipes where there is usually two. These four exhaust pipes signify that this is Jaguar’s forthcoming premium XF model which will probably wear the XF-R moniker.

Jaguars current XF line-up includes 2.7L V6 diesel, 3.0L V6 petrol, 4.2L V8 petrol and a 4.2L supercharged V8 petrol. The majority of these models have received much praise from the motoring press with Jaguar’s XF bettering many of its German rivals in test comparisons. Not bad for a manufacturer on the ropes.

The jury is still out on what will power the premium XF although it can probably be narrowed down to two options. A rework of the current 4.2L supercharged engine is not out of the equation, in its current guise it is good for 416bhp and a prodigious 560Nm of torque. In isolation, these figures appear to be more than sufficient, however the German’s are regularly pumping 500+hp now out of the super saloons. It must also be noted that the SV8 XF is equipped with this very engine so customers will be expecting something special for the R model. The basic architecture of the 4.2L V8 is traceable all the way back to the 4.0L unit first introduced in 1997 so it is getting on a bit now. It is therefore debatable whether Jaguar engineers can wring any more horsepower out of this aging power plant.

This leads to the second and more probable option. Jaguar and Land Rover have jointly been working on a replacement for their V8 engine’s for some time now. Rumor has it that a number of Land Rover models have been spotted with “upgraded” engines recently. This engine is likely to be a Direct Injection petrol V8 of 5.0 litres in capacity. As Land Rover use reworked versions of the Jaguar V8 in its models, it would be fair to assume that both manufacturers will be receiving this new DI 5.0. This unit should be good for 500hp in supercharged form.

The waters are murky for Jaguar and Land Rover at present as they are about to be sold to Indian Industrial giant Tata. As a result, many future programs may well be on hold. However if all bodes well after the sale completion, we can expect the XF-R model debut at the London motor show this summer followed by a station wagon/estate and a possible convertible.
Here are some more shots of the XF-R courtesy of World Car Fans and Copyright of Lehmann Photo-Syndication.​








Their also appears to be a subtle hint of a diffuser between the four exhaust tips. This will be so amazing once it debuts...if it debuts. With 500bhp expected...it will be insane and will make this a real enthusiasts car and a proper sports saloon.

So, what do you think...leave your thoughts here.
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So someone tell me, what is Mulally going to say when Jaguar turns around on Ford's dime, after giving it away?
 

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So someone tell me, what is Mulally going to say when Jaguar turns around on Ford's dime, after giving it away?
He won't be saying too much honestly...he'll still be chewing on his own foot. ^^
 

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Considering that Jag has about 10000+ orders already on a car that has not hitted the market vs the 60k+ units they sold last year globally I think that this and the next XJ might be Jag revival
 

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Considering that Jag has about 10000+ orders already on a car that has not hitted the market vs the 60k+ units they sold last year globally I think that this and the next XJ might be Jag revival
And don't forget about the rumors of a 2 door XF, 4 door XK and the F or E- Type revival. It took some time, but it seems like Jag has figured out what to do.
 

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And don't forget about the rumors of a 2 door XF, 4 door XK and the F or E- Type revival. It took some time, but it seems like Jag has figured out what to do.
Lets just hope that they can survive post TATA Spin-off and have the opportunity to put these new products on the market.

I think the XF, XF-R, & the XF Coupe will be huge sensations...the XF Coupe taking on the Mercedes CL, Audi A5, and BMW 6 very well...plus it would just look so much better inside and out.

In fact, I stumbled across a chop of what the Four-Door XK might look like, so I'll put it here as well, just for reference.


This Rendering comes from the Hollywood Blog Spot & Vince Burlapp.​

And just for kicks, to help us all remember just how pivotal the new XF is for Jaguar and how well it will preform, here is Top Gear's review of the XF by your friend and mine, Captian Slow!


As Always...Stay Fabulous!
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I did not know the car is not all new. Though, It does seem that at last Jaguar has a car to take on Germans head on.
What no one says is that the Lexus GS is outclassed by everybody, even the CTS...
 

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Ford is making the right decision in the long term, by far.
A few good low volume sellers that suddenly sell well is not going to make anyone (with the exception of a few envious execs with perks) wish to keep Jag. People can't seem to envision Lincoln offering premium luxury vehicles, which is strange to me. Why not? Few could envision a $100K supercar that was created in such a short time either. Engineering luxury is a snap compared to affordable supercars.

Pave the way for Lincoln to exceed all expectations.
 
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