2018 Jaguar XJR575 is the most powerful XJ ever

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 by

Coventry manufacturer reveals new 2018 XJR575 powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 and good for 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds

2018 jaguar xjr575

Coventry is feeling a bit left out what with all the attention going Germany’s way… Over in Munich you have the new BMW M760 Li packing a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 making over 600 horsepower, and in Stuttgart you not only have the Porsche Panamera topping the range with a Turbo model worth 550 horsepower for 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds, but also the new Mercedes-AMG S63 super-limo that out-accelerates the company’s own AMG GT R supercar with a sprint time of 3.5 seconds. And now we have this, the 2018 Jaguar XJR575, the British company’s latest full-size sports saloon capable of hitting 300km/h.

2018 jaguar xjr575

Instead of taking the more modern turbocharged route however, Jaguar is still banking on its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 fettled to produce 575 horsepower (which is a 25bhp increase) and 775Nm of torque. Having first made its debut in first-generation form back in 1997, the engine is now 20 years old and still serves Jaguar’s F-Type sports cars and full-size XJ saloons, as well as several Land Rover products since both brands fall under India’s Tata umbrella.

It’s no surprise then the 2018 Jaguar XJR575 lags behind rivals with a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds. The XJ’s new performance flagship also gets other enhancements like the addition of a larger 10-inch touchscreen and some intelligent driver assistance systems such as lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring, and a parking assist function.

2018 jaguar xjr575

To stand out from lesser versions the 2018 Jaguar XJR575 is available in two bespoke colours including this pictured Satin Corris Grey (the other is called Velocity Blue), with numerous exclusive details. The rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air intakes all feature gloss black accents, and you can also tell it’s a 575 from the red brake callipers behind 20-inch split-spoke wheels.

Inside, Jaguar has gone with diamond-quilted seats and some embossed red plates to remind you that you’re in the fastest XJ ever, even if it’s also the slowest super-saloon on the market right now…

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