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2015-03-19 08:38

NEXT XF FOR NEW YORK SHOW: Ahead of is debut in New York in April, Jaguar will attempt an extraordinary stunt - the longest distance on a wire by a car. Image: Jaguar

  • New XF for 2015 New York auto show
  • Record wire-stunt on March 24
  • To go on sale later in 2015

LONDON, England -  Jaguar will launch its second-generation XF at the 2015 New York auto show on April 1. Ahead of its New York show debut, the automaker will attempt a thrilling high-wire water crossing, as it attempt to record the longest distance driven on a wire by a car.

Jaguar teamed-up with stuntman Jim Dowdell, veteran of stunts in James Bond movies, the Bourne series and Indiana Jones, to perform the stunt behind the wheel of the XF.

The stunt will see Dowdell attempt to drive on two 34mm-diameter wires suspended above water. Jaguar says it aimas to " highlight the lightweight and agile credentials of its new XF" and will stream the record attempt on its website on 24 March.


The XF, first launched in 2007, is Jaguar’s best selling vehicle. The new XF will be the second Jaguar to use the automaker's advanced aluminium architecture.

Jaguar claims its -new XF will set the benchmarks for weight and efficiency, with a fuel consumption figure of 4 litres/100km.

Jaguar's director of design, Ian Callum, said: “I believe the all-new XF will be the best looking car in its class. Elegant, handsome and with proportions that imbue a great sense of integrity – the all-new XF will be true to the strong tradition of sporting Jaguar saloons while being completely of its time.”

Technical and price details will be announced at 2015 New York auto show.

Watch the teaser footage below: 

NEXT-GEN XF: The new XF will sport a redesigned interior and the automaker's latest technologies. Follow the launch of the new Jaguar XF launch on Twitter. Image: Jaguar

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