Jaguar XFR-S teased

Motor Authority ·

21 November 2012

Jaguar XFR-S teased

The new Jaguar XFR-S sports sedan has been one of the worst kept secrets of the year. A string of prototypes have been spotted lapping Germany’s Nürburgring for months--with minimal camouflage--and Jaguar itself has dropped numerous hints along the way.

Now the automaker has confirmed that a reveal of its new XFR-S will take place at next week’s 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and to get us all riled up has released this single teaser image.

The teaser image reveals the look of the car’s front-end styling, which like the existing XKR-S adopts some very aggressive treatment for the intakes as well as a splashing of carbon fibre for the aero pieces.

No other details were revealed apart from the fact that the new XFR-S will be the fastest and most powerful sedan in Jaguar’s history. Also shared with the XKR-S will be a supercharged 5.0 litre V8 tuned to deliver 405 kilowatts  and 691 newton-meter of torque.

All of this will be channelled to the rear wheels, most likely via the latest ZF eight-speed automatic. Expect 0-100 times of less than 5.2 seconds and a top speed of approximately 299km/h. First sales are to start in early 2013 overseas. Also on display on Jaguar’s stands in LA will be the new 2014 F-Type in its Black Pack performance trim.

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Published 21 November 2012