The million dollar question is who will take the coveted place at the top. The big fight is on the supersaloon turf and right from AMG to the M Division of BMW everyone is brandishing something new on the block. The big bad boy to rule the road is XFR-S. The neat new extravaganza is the range topping XFR-coupe. There is whole new cosmetic make over, to aerodynamic curves and power train upgrading system. This mean machine is sure going to scorch the roads.Let’s peep under the skin of Jaguar XFR-S and wow it looks impressive…
The body kit is quiet awesome. Going by the rumors the finished product will be one beauty to marvel. It has a rear spoiler which demands instant attention and moreover the brake lights are integrated. These are similar to the wings that adorn the back of the Jaguar XFR. To add to the carnage a large diffuser and the whole rear has gone under the knife which leads to a complete makeover. The boastful R-S badging is the talk of the town.
When we move towards the front, the bumpers and lower grilles have received a total makeover with angular design. It looks as if the inspiration is from the XKR-S. In the front wheel arrangement of the curves follow simultaneously to flare into nostrils. The gill arrangement is slightly flared. To add icing to the top, alloy wheels are now bigger rendering a majestic look.
Bonnet of XFR-S is something very special
There is an overall theme when you sit back and enjoy the craftsmanship. You will be pleased to know that it sports the rear power train as its XK sister. The 5.0-litre V8 is supercharged and it hobbles around 542 lb feet. This baby can eat the road at 60mph in a meager 4.7sec and you can hit the throttle at 174mph.
The new German supersalons have opted for their own twin-turbo charging mechanism. The original 503bhp XFR has been left out of the league. Let’s do a comparative analysis; the F10M BMW M5 boasts 552bhp and the E-class AMG with Performance Pack lacks behind negligibly. Whereas on the other hand a Porsche Penumbra Turbo S is a 550bhp car is a mean contender but at £123,776 it is slightly over board.
2012 Jaguar XFR-S cost factor.
There is no official announcement from the company. It is expected to sell at around £80,000; but as communicated the speculations are a mile high. Every car buff knows that a standard XFR costs £65,380. The XKR-S range-topper is pale in comparison to a standard XKR which commands a £18,500 premium over a standard XFR,
The new 2012 Jaguar XFR-S will be launched with a much fan fare at the Los Angeles motor show.