Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its XJ luxury sports sedan for the 2018 model year and will include the hot and fast XJR575 performance flagship model, featuring a host of technology upgrades and the addition of the latest intelligent safety features. The new XJR575 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds and to a top speed of 300km/h. Available in standard wheelbase bodystyle, the XJR575 reinforces the XJR’s standing as Jaguar’s fastest production sedan.
Customers will be able to choose between two bespoke exterior colour finishes created at Special Vehicle Operations’ state-of-the-art Oxford Road facility: Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey. Tailor-made exterior details include a rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air intakes featuring Gloss Black surrounds. Updated XJR575 exterior badging and twin bonnet louvres mark the vehicle out from the rest of the range while 20-inch Farallon gloss-black wheels with red painted brake callipers are the final dynamic flourish.
Inside the XJR575 features bespoke embossed tread plates, 575 intaglio and diamond-quilted seating available in Jet/Jet and Ivory/Jet colour options and finished with additional 575 branding. Tech upgrades include a central console that now features Jaguar’s large, 10-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. As well as giving customers greater clarity, the bigger screen functions like a smartphone allowing occupants to pinch and zoom when using satellite navigation and create custom homepages for shortcuts to favoured features.
Jaguar’s sedan car line-up promises strong safety credentials and the 2018MY XJ features the latest intelligent safety technologies. Forward Traffic Detection is designed to assist drivers when forward visibility is restricted, for example when pulling out of blind junctions.
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