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Los Angeles 2012: Jaguar XFR-S holds global debut in LA

Los Angeles 2012: Jaguar XFR-S holds global debut in LA image

Text: / Photos: JLR Press | posted December 03, 2012 13:48

North American debut for the F-Type

Jaguar has unleashed two of its newest beasts at the Los Angeles Motor Show 2012, the Jaguar X-Type and the Jaguar XFR-S.

The F-Type, which enjoyed its North American debut during the opening day of the show is Jaguar’s all-new two-seater sports car and is available in three models: F-Type, F-Type S and the F-Type V8S and is powered by Jaguar’s new 3.0-liter V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-liter V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS respectively. During the show it is seen for the first time in the 'Firesand' paint job and is equipped with the optional 'design pack'(for V6 models only) which features body-colored side sill extensions, front aero splitter and a gloss black color-keyed rear valance

F-Type

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, commented: “For me, good automotive design should be about creating excitement, so being here in LA to witness the positive reaction to both the XFR-S and F-TYPE – two highly distinctive performance cars – is very satisfying.”

XFR-S

Aside from the F-Type, Jaguar was happy to unveil the XFR-S saloon. It is the latest car developed by Jaguar Land Rover's ETO division which is responsible for extending the Jaguar and Land Rover brands with a series of 'special edition' models. The XFR-S which was unveiled by Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director of Jaguar Cars considers the XFR-S as the fastest, most powerful, and agile sports saloon Jaguar has ever built.

XFR-S

The XFR-S is powered by a 550PS 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine driving through an eight-speed Quickshift transmission and is capable of reaching 60mph in just 4.4-seconds before going on to an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.

Adrian Hallmark commented: “Sporting character is evident in all Jaguar saloons. In the XFR-S that character has been amplified, the result being a truly engaging car with a combination of technical innovation, assertive design and staggering performance that will satisfy the most demanding of drivers.”

Watch the short video of the XFR-S here: