The Jaguar XJR gets a new front splitter. The twin chromed air intakes up front ” have become an ‘R’ model ‘signature element’, acting as a visual reference to the car’s twin superchargers,” says Wayne Burgess, Studio Director, Jaguar Design. Jaguar says the ‘R’ bonnet louvres are not just for aesthetic reasons but also to give the car optimum levels of high speed stability.
At the rear we have a lip spoiler. The five-spoke, lightweight Farallon forged alloy wheels are stunning to say the least! The alloys are available in either Sparkle silver or Technical grey finishes. Optional on the XJR is the a Sport pack grille with chrome surround and black mesh. The XJR is available in ten shades : Polaris White, Ebony, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey, Rhodium Silver, Cashmere, Caviar, Carnelian Red and Black Amethyst.
Inside, Jet leather trim is available with a choice of either Ivory, London Tan or Red Zone inserts on the seat facings. The R theme continues inside with embossed R logo.
The all-aluminium quad-cam engine makes 550PS and 680Nm of torque. The 5.0 litre supercharged engine boasts of direction injection ( spray-guided direct injection-SGDI) and variable valve timing (dual independent variable cam timing-DIVCT) that deliver stunning performance and appreciable fuel efficiency. The aluminium block is stiffened with cast iron liners.
The transmission is another example of how intelligent the XJR is. The transmission, when in auto mode can understand the driver’s mood and adjust shifts based on his/her requirements. Corner Recognition knows when the car is negotiating a turn and will hold the correct gear until the turn is complete. The system similarly holds gear when overtaking.
Electronic Active Differential and Dynamic Stability Control systems have been calibrated to handle the additional power.