Jaguar has skipped straight to XFR-S specification for the most practical model in its range.
Set to arrive at the Geneva Motor Show,
the Sportbrake joins the XFR-S Saloon and XKR-S as the third member of
the ballistic R-S family. Like its siblings it uses a 542bhp 5.0-litre
supercharged V8 producing 680Nm of torque – enough to rocket it from
0-60mph in 4.6 seconds, 0.2 seconds slower than the XFR-S Saloon, and on
to an identical top speed of 186mph, despite weighing around 90kg more.
Jaguar’s designers have translated the Saloon’s pumped up styling
into the Sportbrake’s more sensible bodystyle, minus the wild rear wing
of course. It does get a much smaller roof spoiler though, along with a
deeper front bumper and front splitter to boost downforce at high
speeds. Extended and more sculpted side sills, a deeper rear bumper,
20-inch alloys and a race car-style rear diffuser complete the exterior