2018 Jaguar XJR575 Super Sedan revealed
Jaguar is on a run, churning out car after car. The XE SV Project 8 that was released a few days ago was the British manufacturer’s answer to the compact sedans from the Mercedes AMG and BMW M division. And now they have turned their attention towards their full-size sedan, the XJ. Jaguar has given the XJ a bunch of performance updates to create the 2018 Jaguar XJR575 Super Sedan.
The Jaguar XJR575 uses the same supercharged 5.0-litre V8 from the Jaguar parts bin, but this time with an uprated output of 575 hp, 25 more than before. It can crack the 0-100 kph run in 4.4 seconds and hit a top speed of around 300 kph.
A few visual updates are added to the package to make the XJR575 look more aggressive than the regular versions. A full body kit, along with front and rear spoilers and vents in the hood give the body of the sedan some sports appeal. The 20-inch wheel fills in the arches to complement this look nicely. Two new shades, Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey are added to the brochure by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division to give the XJR575 a distinct appearance.
The interior is littered with 575 badges. A 10-inch touchscreen on the centre console offers a customizable home screen. This is paired to a 4G WiFi hotspot that can connect to eight devices. A neat feature called Commute Mode will learn your daily commute routine and suggest alternative routes if the road is clogged with traffic.
Safety gizmos in the Jaguar XJR575 include Forward Traffic Detection which helps the driver in conditions that offer less forward visibility, Lane Keep Assist, and Driver Condition Monitor. The Autonomous Emergency Braking pedestrian safety system uses a forward facing camera to spot pedestrians. The system automatically applies the brakes between 5 and 60 kph if it spots an impending collision.
Jaguar has started taking the orders for the 2018 XJR575 sedan in the UK. Maybe a few will show up in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries sometime next year.