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2013-03-20 08:33

JAG'S BEASTLY XF-R TO BE UNLEASED: Jaguar's new XFR-S is the automaker's fastest sports sedan built yet.

Jaguar’s new XFR-S will make a few people very happy on March 20 2013 when the prototype model will put on a show at the renowned Goodwood Hill.

The car is based on the XFR’s performance and will be driven by the 1988 Le Mans 24Hr race winner, Andy Wallace as Jaguar’s fastest ever sports saloon to media.

Draped in Italian Racing Red paint, the car made its world debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.


The Goodwood Festival of Speed press day will also see other heroes from Jaguar’s sporting past.  A 1962 Jaguar Mk II and a 1954 "short nose" Jaguar D-Type – still a development prototype – will also be distinguished guests on show at the Jaguar Heritage Trust in front of the Goodwood House.

Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, said: “I’m delighted that we’re able to present the XFR-S in action for the first time in the UK, and that a Jaguar motorsport hero will be behind the wheel.

"The crowd at Goodwood will have a unique opportunity to see and hear the ultimate expression of seductive design and sporting performance in the XFR-S - well in advance of first deliveries to customers later in 2013.”

The XFR-S goes from zero to 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 300km/h. With an increase of 30kW and 55Nm over the XFR, the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine of the XFR-S makes 405kW 680Nm.

The car can already be ordered for about R1.1-million in the UK and will be available towards the end of 2013.

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