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29/11/12 – Jaguar’s new XFR-S 2012

The  XFR-S was unveiled today at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show. Here’ is Jaguar’s M5-killer: the new 2013 XFR-S. Jaguar starter with the already fast,  XFR and put a 542bhp engine from the XKR-S coupe.

The power train upgrades are carried over from the XKR-S. The supercharged 5.0-litre V8 is tuned to produce an extra 39bhp, and torque has jumped 41lb ft to 502lb ft.

The performance improvements come from remapped engine management and improved airflow into and out of the engine.

That has resulted in 0-60mph time of 4.4sec and an -and a restricted top speed of 186mph (300kph). Jaguar says they’re unchanged from the regular XFR, at 24mpg and a chunky 270g/kmwith help from a stop-start system and long-legged eight-speed auto ‘box.

R-S models are fitted with bespoke 20in Varuna-design alloy wheels, wider front grilles, and carbon fibre aero
tweaks. The front gills are said to have real aerodynamic benefit, as does the large rear wing – together they cut lift by 68%. Completing the makeover is a rear diffuser and quad tailpipes. Jaguar have also stiffened the suspension and re-programmed the electronic differential and stabillity to account for the extra power

 

You’ll need a stout £79,995 to buy an XFR-S; UK deliveries are set for May 2013.