Jaguar has finally given us a complete look of its XFR-S high-performance luxury sedan, which the British carmaker calls "the fastest, most powerful and most agile sports sedan Jaguar has ever built."
"Sporting character is evident in all Jaguar sedans," said Jaguar global brand director Adrian Hallmark. "In the XFR-S, that character has been amplified, the result being a truly engaging car with a combination of technical innovation, assertive design and staggering performance that will satisfy the most demanding of drivers."
According to Jaguar, the airflow generated by the XFR-S has been carefully managed to allow the engine to operate at peak efficiency and to let the car cut the air cleanly and safely. This resulted in changes to the standard XF's body to create a distinctively assertive appearance, beginning with the deeper front bumper with its larger lower air intakes, vertical vanes and carbon-fiber front splitter.
Deeper sills and unique 'aero-blades' also ensure a clean passage of air along the side of the car and onto the deeper rear bumper sides, while a carbon-fiber rear diffuser between the signature quad tailpipes extends underneath the rear of the XFR-S to reduce lift. Aided by a bootlid-mounted spoiler that is supposedly available in two designs, the car's overall lift is said to have been reduced by 68 percent.
Powering the XFR-S is the car's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that now boasts 542hp and 680Nm of torque--over 39hp and 55Nm more than what's generated by the XFR. Jaguar claims that the increases have been achieved through revisions to the engine management system and the optimized airflow both into and out of the engine.
Fitted with an eight-speed transmission incorporating Jaguar's 'Quickshift' technology that has been developed for the newly launched F-Type roadster, the increase in engine output allows the XFR-S to accelerate to 100kph in 4.6 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 300kph.
Jaguar will put the XFR-S on sale by May 2013.