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 |  Feb 13 2013, 4:32 PM

Jaguar has announced its 2013 schedule for its Performance Driving Academy, which will make five stops throughout the U.S. this year.

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 |  Dec 31 2012, 9:45 AM

The gorgeous Jaguar XF Sportbrake could be seeing an upgrade in the form of a better engine, sportier suspension and other performance add-ons.

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 |  Sep 03 2012, 1:16 PM

At the 2012 Moscow Motor Show, Jaguar debuted its new continuously variable All-Wheel Drive system along with the new optional Speed Pack for the XFR model.

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 |  Aug 11 2012, 11:01 AM

The Romanian police force has added a new car to its fleet and it’s certainly the most powerful by far: the 510-hp Jaguar XFR. Powered by a supercharged, 5.0-liter V8 engine, the XFR can hit 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds.

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 |  May 08 2012, 12:32 PM

Back in 2009, Jaguar North America launched its first Performance R Driving Academy as  a complimentary course designed to help owners of XFR and XKR models to explore the limits of their cars in a controlled environment.

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 |  Apr 20 2011, 5:13 PM

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One of the worst kept secrets at the New York Auto Show belong to Jaguar, which unveiled their revised XF and XK luxury cars, including a 550 horsepower XK-RS.

The XK-RS is billed as the fastest Jaguar ever, with a 550 horsepower version of the 5.0L supercharged V8. Jaguar hinted that their power rating was a bit below what the car’s actually capable of, and we’ll welcome the chance to verify this claim, as well as the car’s 186 mph top speed.

The XF sedan gets minor styling tweaks both inside and out, while the XFR gets a more aggressive bodywork treatment to help differentiate it from the more sedate members of the XF family. A new Jaguar leaping cat badge will also be found on the decklid, giving teenage vandals a new target for their hijinks.

Gallery: 2012 Jaguar XK-RS and XF

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 |  Apr 08 2011, 1:52 PM

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After confirming that there would be an all-wheel drive version of the Jaguar XJ, CEO Adrian Hallmark also confirmed future product plans, including a smaller sedan and a hotter version of the XFR.

Jaguar hasn’t elaborated on their plans for a new small car, but such a vehicle will be crucial for them to expand and take on other European luxury marques, as well as provide an entry point for younger, less affluent customers.

Jaguar is also planning on an XFR-S, similar to the XKR-S supercar, while a 4-cylinder diesel XF and a 6-cylinder XJ are being developed to cater to the other end of the market. The two economical engine choices will open up new markets for the XF in Europe and the XJ in China (where the 6-cylinder configuration will help the car skirt hefty import taxes).

[Source: Pistonheads]