Jaguar has always tried to keep the retro look on all their cars, combining the classic with luxury, but this time, they decided to move forward and come with a new look, fresh and bold. The XFR will be competing in the same class with the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63.
Jaguar has decided to drop their six-cylinder engine this time and bring out the big guns: according to Motor Trend sources, power will come from a 5.0 liter V8 with at least 500-horsepower. The transmission will stay as the ZF six-speed automatic with paddle shifters as on the XKR, but a little bit more modified.
The Jaguar XF-R will come standard with 20 inch light alloy wheels, upgraded brakes, stiffer suspension tuning, a louder exhaust and a sportier interior trim. Compared to the previous models, the XFR will have less chrome, a wire-mesh front grillework, more aggressive front and rear fascias, rear lip spoiler and a reduced ride height.
The XFR will show its production face sometime in 2008 as a 2009 model and since it’s going after the M5 and E63s, the base price is expected to start somewhere around $80,000.