With more power, and a better gearbox, the new XFR hits 60mph in 4.7 seconds, runs the quarter mile in 13.3 seconds, and reaches to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. However, with all supercharged engines, accelerating in mid-range speed is astonishingly quick. The XFR accelerates from 50-70mph in just 1.9 seconds!
Along with that amazing engine, Jag's engineers worked on making this beauty handle. So the new XFR is enhanced with a Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics. The electronically controlled differential and suspension system work together to optimize traction under acceleration and cornering. The XFR also adds a faster steering ratio and uses larger ventilated disc brakes.
Moving on to the car's design, while recognizable as a performance version of the XF, Jaguar's designers avoided embellishing the model with an exaggerated bodykit and flashiness. The result is a car that balances between sporty and sleek. Compared to the standard XF, the new XFR gains a revised snout with a larger lower grille with black-finished mesh, plus chrome outboard air intakes. The upper mesh grille retains XF's bright finish, while the bonnet carries distinctive louvres, similar to those found on the XKR sports car. The XFR also features new sill extensions, while the rear bumper adds a unique body-coloured lower valance panel incorporating the 'R' signature of four large, bright-finished tail pipes. The new bootlid lip spoiler, the redesigned exterior mirrors with LED side repeaters and the 20-inch Nevis alloy wheels complete the changes.
As for the interior, it still remains amazing with the "pop-up" gear selector and rotating air-vents. The only change from the standard XF are a new 18x14-way adjustable sports seats embossed with the 'R' logo, and the speedometer and the tachometer gained red dial pointers and carry-out the 'Supercharged' word.
Look for the XFR at the Detroit Auto Show next Sunday.