Although Jaguar is making a huge push towards crossovers, given that its best selling model in the United States is the F-Pace, the brand hasn’t forgotten its flagship sedan. The 2018 Jaguar XJ gets a brand-new high-performance version that provides 25 more hp than the XJR.
The 2018 Jaguar XJR575 sits top of the XJ range in regards to performance. From its 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine, the appropriately called sedan produces 575 hp and 517 lb-ft of torque. Jaguar approximates a 0-60-mph time of 4.2 seconds. Nevertheless, it has been clocked 3.8 seconds in a 2014 XJR by others, so it’s most likely the 575 version is faster than Jaguar says it is.
Top speed in the XJR575 is 186 mph, and Jaguar informed it can achieve this accomplishment in just 44 seconds. In contrast, the XJR has a top speed of 174 miles per hour.
To differentiate the XJR575 from lesser trims, Jaguar geared up the model with unique badging, twin hood louvers, and red brake calipers coupled with distinct 20-inch gloss-black wheels. The design also includes a special rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper, and lower air consumptions with gloss black surrounds. Clients have a choice between two bespoke exterior paint jobs developed by the automaker’s Special Vehicle Operations division: Speed Blue and Satin Corris Grey.
Looking at the cabin, search for bespoke embossed tread plates and intaglio and diamond-quilted seats. A 10-inch touchscreen is at the front and center on the dash, and 4G Wi-Fi is there. Key safety features on the model consist of emergency braking, blind spot help, lane keep assist, and park assist.
Jaguar states it will make additional statements on the 2018 XJ lineup, consisting of U.S. pricing details later this year.