2014 Jaguar XFR-S is Fastest Four-Door Jag Ever: 2012 LA Auto Show

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Jaguar took the sheet off its XFR-S today during the L.A. Auto show, giving its fastest sedan ever an official introduction.

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.

GALLERY: 2014 Jaguar XFR-S

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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