With just over 500 hp on tap in the latest Nurburgring taxi, the Jaguar XJ Supersport feeds thrill-seekers adrenaline through a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine.
As the latest automaker to offer such a service, Jaguar decided to send the XJ Supersport, with Sport and Speed Pack options, to offer passengers a chance to feel the “Green Hell” as it’s meant to be experienced: with a wide open throttle.
Previously, we brought you a story about BMW offering the M5 in a similar capacity, but now Jaguar is copying the idea. While the XJ won’t be able to compete with the BMW’s 560 hp, the ride might feel a bit more thrilling because of it’s all-aluminum chassis. It’s likely to be more comfortable too.
When it was first released, auto pundits praised the XJ for its surprisingly nimble handling which is a direct result of the chassis design.
“Of these models, we found it’s the XJ Supersport that most often surprises journalists with its speed simply because they perceive it to be a large luxury car. The XJ is both those things, of course, but its aluminium architecture means it’s rigid and lightweight too, which make it a very good car on track. To underline that fact, our engineering team created this special Nürburgring taxi version in which our trained drivers can safely take passengers on very hot laps,” Jaguar Land Rover exec Frank Klaas said.