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The first 'R' model in the latest generation of the XJ range, and the latest in a long line of high-performance, luxurious Jaguar sports saloons, the XJR incorporates bespoke chassis and aerodynamic developments to create the most focused, agile and responsive member of the XJ family.

Performance is provided by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that boasts 550PS and 680Nm. Subtle exterior styling cues, which also optimise the flow of air over and around the car, have given the XJR a distinctively assertive appearance. A front splitter, special 'R' bonnet louvres and quad tailpipes also add to the car's aggresivness.

Combined with an eight-speed transmission that extends the performance characteristics of the car, the XJR is capable of accelerating from zero to 60mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top speed of 174mph (280km/h). 

The settings for the active electronic differential and Dynamic Stability Control system have been calibrated in order to allow the enthusiastic driver to make the most of the huge performance potential of the XJR. In addition, the steering hydraulics and calibration have been engineered to enhance steering feel, response and feedback under all driving conditions. 

The unique 20-inch lightweight forged alloy 'Farallon' wheels are shod with specially developed Pirelli rubber, giving the XJR a muscular stance and increasing its grip and stability. Allied to the tyre technology are tuned dampers and spring rates which both optimise the handling and stability of the car when driven at speed and increase the feeling of connectivity with the road surface, providing a controlled, supple ride which still retains the expected Jaguar XJ ride comfort. 

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Related Specs

  1. 1995 Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina

    Engine: Twin Turbo V6, Power: 404.2 kw / 542.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm, Torque: 644.0 nm / 475.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
  2. 2001 Jaguar XJR

    Engine: Supercharged V8, Power: 267 kw / 358.0 bhp @ 6150 rpm, Torque: 505 nm / 372.5 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
  3. 2004 Jaguar XJR

    Engine: 90 Degree, Aluminum V8, Power: 290.8 kw / 390 bhp @ 6100 rpm, Torque: 540.97 nm / 399.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
  4. 2002 Jaguar XJR 100

    Engine: Supercharged AJ-V8, Power: 275.9 kw / 370.0 bhpN/A
  5. 1990 Jaguar XJR-15

    Engine: V12, Power: 335.6 kw / 450.0 bhp @ 6250 rpm, Torque: 569.4 nm / 420.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm

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