2014 Jaguar XFR-S Unleashed in LA

2014 Jaguar Xfrs

The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S, the fastest and most powerful Jaguar sedan ever, has been revealed at the LA Motor Show and is the second model in Jaguar’s ultra-high performance R-S range, following the XKR-S.

"Sporting character is evident in all Jaguar sedans. In the XFR-S that character has been amplified, the result being a truly engaging car with a combination of technical innovation, assertive design and staggering performance that will satisfy the most demanding of drivers," said Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar.

2014 ??Jaguar XFR-S takes performance to a new level

??Engine Capability??

The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S sedan is fitted with a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that produces 410kW with a maximum torque figure of 680Nm. These performance figures are made possible through revisions made to the engine management system and improvements made to the air intake and exhaust flow. Acceleration to 100km/h will take 4.6-seconds and the XFR-S will reach an electronically limited top track speed of 300km/h. This powerful engine is mated to a ZF 8-speed Quickshift automatic transmission.

Combined fuel consumption is rated at 13.0-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 270g/km. The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is also equipped with an Intelligent Stop/Start system.

Exterior Styling Features

The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S features an uprated suspension system than delivers enhanced driving dynamics. The XFR-S rides on lightweight, forged 20-inch Varuna alloy wheels and features a new deeper front bumper that incorporates the lower central (carbon fibre) and side air intakes. Carbon fibre is also used for the front splitter at the lower edge of the bumper. Extended sills and aero blade mouldings are seen behind the front and rear wheels and enhance airflow.

The rear-end features an extended rear bumper that incorporates a central, carbon fibre diffuser that helps reduce lift. A rear spoiler manages airflow from the top of the vehicle. Two spoiler designs are available and the combined result of the bodywork revisions has resulted in a 68% reduction in overall lift.

Five exterior colours are available including French Racing Blue, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Polaris White and Italian Racing Red.

Interior Styling Features

Various materials are used in the interior and these include carbon leather on the seat bolsters, and armrests while the fascia is finished in dark mesh aluminium. Contrasting colour stitching and micro piping adds a unique touch to the already sporty interior and can be matched to the exterior paint scheme.

The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S also features Warm Charcoal leather trim on the seats and doors. The seats are embossed with the R-S logo and can be finished with a choice of red, blue or ivory micro piping and contrasting stitching. The XFR-S is also fitted with an 825W, 18-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System that uses the proprietary Meridian Trifield System to place every occupant at the centre of the focussed surround-sound area.

Only 100 units will be made available in the US and it’s unclear whether the 2014 Jaguar XFR-S will be available in South Africa.