Top Speed: 155 MPH
0-60: 4.7 Seconds
Horsepower: 510 @ 6500 RPM
Torque: 461 @ 5500 RPM
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic
A high-performance variant of the XF, which had replaced the S-Type as Jaguar 's mid-size executive offering in 2008, the XFR's release a year later pointed to a promising future for a marque with the most glorious of histories. It provided living, leaping proof that one of the automotive industry's big cats could once again fight its corner against Teutonic challengers from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. Built to thrill, its updated front end perfectly negotiated the perilous path of staying faithful to Jaguar's roots while remaining relevant -- something the 2012 facelift, which brought the XF range more into line with the 2009-launched XJ, took a stage further. Under the hood, due deference was also paid to the car's "R" designation, reserved for Jaguar's performance-focused models, with the introduction of a brand new 510-bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 capable of 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Although the production version had to be electronically-limited to a top speed of a mere 155 mph, an unrestrained, modified variant of the XFR managed to set a Jaguar speed record of 225.675 mph in 2008.
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