• Aug 28, 2007
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One look at the just unveiled XF shows that Jaguar is doing anything and everything on the inside and out to steer out of its endless cash drain. The exterior is beautiful, with an aggressive stance, zero retro, and a coupe-like roof-line. The interior is even better, with innovative design features like the Jaguar Drive interface, coupled with top-notch materials and luxury amenities.

The automotive scribes from Car have been tracking Jaguar's newest cat for some time, and they've got the video to prove it. The endangered company from Coventry gave the European buff book exclusive access to its testing center, which resides at the legendary Nurburgring. Car uses moving pictures to take us into the secret facility, as well as a quick drive right through the endless twisties of the 'Ring. While the mag's video pros were on an XF-roll, they took the time to compile a nice montage of the production XF going through the paces on the track. Check out both videos after the break, you won't regret it.

[Source: Car]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      now it looks great in motion. well done jaguar!!!! it looks awsome inside. the interior is great.

      jag you got my money now

      no, ill wait fot the Rrrrrrrr version!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm slowly getting used to the new look. Hopefully the S and forthcoming R versions will give the car it's greater aggressive styling like the prototype.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For the sake of your own company, please, please, please withdraw this and clean it up before production. It is not too late given the need for something good that Jaguar has. Lengthen out the car a bit so it has a bit more of the XJ proportions, make the headlights more like the concept and make the grill a bit more menacing. Minor tweaks for the most part to the styling, but they would make a huge difference.

      Oh and change the rear lights which kind of look like you are ripping off Aston.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I LOVE the styling of this Car...at first i didn't like the headlights, but i got used to that and now...
      • 7 Years Ago
      It does look better in motion. Hopefully the R version is more aggressive. Also I am sure if you really wanted to you could get some custom body work to fix the headlights. For me I like the BMW 5 series and Audi A6 line and nothing beats the Quattroporte. in my opinion the car as a whole out ways its flaws.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Monte Carlo headlights.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dangit, I came here from my feed reader to note the same.

        Ugly, ugly Monte Carlo headlights.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like previously mentioned. Nothing original here. Even the interior looks like a gussied up MKZ, which wasn't exciting to start with. I thought from the early spy shots they'd covered up the exciting bits. But obviously I am wrong.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the more i see it the more i like it, it seems to be a design that would work much better in person than in 2d, it certainly looks better in video than in the pictures.

      i dont think that i will ever think it looks as good as the concept though
      • 7 Years Ago
      i don't know what 2 say about this car... i want one... but the front lights... that all i dont like.... all the rest of it is perfect...
      • 7 Years Ago
      What on earth has Jaguar done to this car?!!!
      The prototype was breath-taking. They've taken away the very things I loved about the front (the lights), the doors (handles), and the wheels. I really don't think people want to buy this Jag 'cos it's practical. They wanted it 'cos it was desirable in the same way a beautiful woman is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like it, especially the overall shape. Regardless of whether or not you like the headlights, this is a HUGE improvement over the S-type.

      If you'll remember, people didn't like Cadillac's styling revolution at first, but now that it has expanded to the whole model range, it seems to be well-accepted. It's easy to tell that this car is related to the XK, so Jaguar should have some continuity once the new XJ is released and the X-type is killed (or replaced).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Uhh, yeah, I have to change my opinion and say it's starting to grow on me. First of all, the blah green color we first saw it in sucks. It looks much better in silver. But seeing this thing drifting around a racecourse gives me a whole new perspective. Can you see a Lexus feeling comfortable doing the same thing? I can't either.

      I think we're disappointed because we keep comparing the XF to the C-XF. But maybe we should forget about the C-XF and judge the XF against other production cars. I would take this over the M45, GS430, A6, E-class, and probably over the 5-series.
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