Never one to feign being bashful, the new range topper does away with Jaguar’s traditionally conservative style in favor of something much more bold. A revised front fascia with larger air intakes sets the tone while wider side sills, special badging and a carbon rear spoiler too large to ignore complete the package.
Despite getting a wild new look, the XFR-S is less a new car and more a shuffled deck of well-loved playing cards. Just like the brand’s XKR-S coupe, the exterior gets a dash of spice. More importantly, the cars also use the same massaged version of Jaguar’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 making 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. Despite that, it actually gets the same gas mileage as its less powerful XFR sibling thanks to engine start/stop technology which also lets it dodge the gas guzzler tax.
Jaguar also added upgraded brakes, special wheels and a stiffer, lower suspension to help it hunker down during performance driving.
Set to hit showrooms during the summer of 2013, the car will start at $99,000 before delivery, which is a $15,800 premium over the XFR.