The new 2013 Jaguar XFR-S is ranked as the company's fastest, most agile and powerful sports saloon ever. It is equipped with the same supercharged V8 engine that powers the XKR-S coupe.
|Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe||Est. Market Price: $129,808|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gals (70 l)||MPG: 9 city / 17 hwy|
|Length: 195.3 in. (496.1 cm)||Wheelbase: 114.5 in. (290.9 cm)|
|Height: 57.8 in. (146.8 cm)||Width: 76.3 in. (193.9 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4134 lbs (1875 kg)||Maximum Seating: 4|
|Engine: Supercharged V8||Displacement: 5.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 542 HP||Max RPM: 6500 rpm|
|Torque: 502 lb-ft @ 2500-5500 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds||Top Speed: 186 mph (299 km/h)*|
The XFR-S uses a 5.0L supercharged V8 powertrain that makes 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. This power enables the car to sprint from standstill to 60 mph in remarkable 4.4 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. This engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with Quickshift technology that allows the driver to operate it in sport, manual or automatic modes.
The 2013 XFR-S is offered in five colors: French Racing Blue, Stratus gray, Italian racing red, ultimate black and Polaris white. These colors are merged with a gloss-black trim around the rear and front screens, across the trunk, windows, and grille.
The body comes with an elongated aero blade and side sills, extended rear bumper, new spoilers, and side moldings. The aerodynamic package has been developed using carbon fiber and helps in lowering the body weight. The XFR-S is fitted with 20-inch Varuna alloy-wheel to go with Pirelli tires.
The inside is offered in similar choices as the XKR-S. The seats, armrests, seat bolsters and doors are offered in warm charcoal leather trim. The embossed R-S logo on the seats can be finished with an option of contrast stitching and color micro-piping in blue, ivory or red depending on customer's preference. It comes with an 825-watt, 18-speaker Meridian surround system.
It is clear that the 2013 Jaguar XFR-S has been designed specifically for high performance driving. Competition will come from rivals like Mercedes CLS63 AMG, although the CLS is intended for customers interested in luxury.