Jaguar XFR-S Making 2012 LA Auto Show Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The performance flagship for the Jaguar XF range will be heading to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show for its debut, after recently being spied looking close to production form.

The XFR-S is expected to compete head-to-head with the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the XFR-S sports a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 hp, borrowed from the XKR-S. The Jaguar’s powerplant will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that’s also found in the rest of the XF range.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar XFR-S Spied with Big Spoiler

As we could already tell from the spy photos, the XFR-S sports much more aggressive styling with an aerodynamic kit, wider fenders, and a large rear spoiler.

GALLERY: Jaguar XFR-S Spy Photos

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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