• Mar 12, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Galpinized Jaguar XF.

It's been argued that the Jaguar XF lost a lot of the edge that it's conceptual predecessor displayed on the show stand. The end result was less than thrilling, but the available powerplants and sumptuous interior may have made up for the exterior's shortcomings. Galpin Jaguar, the largest volume Jag dealership in the States, has decided to pull an Emeril on the XF and kick it up a notch through a custom, two-tone paint scheme, 22-inch, color-matched Forgiato wheels, smoked tail lamps and "blacked-out" window trim. Thankfully, Galpin has left most of the interior intact, save the wood trim and matching black and burgundy leather seats. Overall, the effect ranges from cruel to unusual, and as such, we're considering a call to the Hague.

Check Galpin's full press release after the jump.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Another reason for the the Brits to hate Americans.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Callum is not American
      • 6 Years Ago
      That was dang funny, Chopper!
      • 6 Years Ago
      NO!
      • 6 Years Ago
      WHO IS THIS THING FOR????

      ... maybe they want to ship it to Shanghai, where the red and black might be lucky, or something.

      ... or maybe they just wanted to be noticed.

      I hope they re-paint the darn thing, not palm it off on some middle aged fool whom they have told it was a "chick magnet" I would call it more of an egg magnet, sorry.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bah! Where's the 42" plasma TV? Mad Mike, you're letting us down, dog!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's Galpin Jaguar from Los Angeles. They are simply catering to their clientèle. Not to say it outright, but to use a perfectly PC analogy of a Georgia dealer installing gun racks and boss hog bull horns on F150's would be appropriate.

      Well judging from the comments i see on auto blog, i better be specific. Blacks love the Jaguars.
      Larry
      • 6 Years Ago
      The "neauveau riche" will LOVE IT! (Or, at least, for sure, the ones with "NEW CREDIT!")
      • 6 Years Ago
      Galpin is also known as GAS customs, aka the shop that took over MTV's pimp my ride once west coast customs quit... viewing it in that light, I'm suprised there are no huge subs or neon-lit fish tanks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      un-classy Jaguars don't look nice at all
      • 6 Years Ago
      All that work, and they STILL left the ugly headlights in there.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The headlights are there purely to comply with certain regulations, but i can't remember the exact ones. So, yeah, they couldn't really change them... And it's not that they're ugly, it's that they don't match how stunning they concept's were.
          • 6 Years Ago
          No offense mate, but this is BS. Check-out Alfa Romeo 159. Don't they need to comply to regulations?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I seriously doubt there is any reason not to keep the original headlights from the concept, apart from a tight budget. They just went with what was available and thats it. They could have worked with the leading headlight and bulb manufactrers and paid some money, but nooo, the company was barely surviving. The heat problem i believe was due to the LEDs on the concept. It was a poor decision that totally ruined the car, I really hope that when tata buys jag they will find the money to put proper headlights on the thing, probably at a mid-life facelift in a few years. I am not holding my reath though. For comparison's sake, the aforementioned 159 headlights really look about the same size as on the xf concept, check it http://www.autospies.com/news/Spy-Photos-2007-Alfa-159-Spotted-In-Los-Angeles-9723/
        • 6 Years Ago
        It was in a car magazine (possibly Autocar or Car) a while ago, i would dig it up, but at the moment i'm a wee bit busy. I definitely remember thinkin "oh, well at least they have an excuse there".
        • 6 Years Ago
        I read that it wasn't regulations, but heat build-up problems with putting the HID's into the smaller sized housing that the concept car had. Most customers would prefer a non-melted hood and functional lights over the alternative.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Yaroukh: They're Italian, of course they don't :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        its because they cant, the smaller headlights created too much heat, it was not possible. I still like them. i am studying Industrial Design, and the concept headlights would have been too small for the car, and besides the car as a whole is beautiful, its a car you can see a soul, it isnt just a machine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What!?!?!?? I dunno what regulations you speak of, but the headlights on this XF are just plain old BAD DESIGN!!!

        How they can nail the rear light design so perfect... and then miss the mark so badly on the front is beyond me.

        They look like they were taked right of a Chrysler Sebring.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can someone please gouge out my eyes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lets do it together, ok...1...2...3...aaagghhh!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jaguar, after they have been accused for getting too much out of line with their retro style thought it was time for something new: let's enter anonymity. With the same general line as the AUDIs and VWs of the last decade... Although the music of the car is a thing of inspiration, the design looses itself in the scenery. Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing extravagant, no luxury. We enter the daily life with something that doesn't make you emotional with the prospect of seeing the queen inside...or better, Diana. A common face...that will sell a lot of units.

      An icon of motoring destroyed.

      And more than that... with an Aston Martin's bum...

      After all these years we were expecting something more! Who's the head designer there???

      If the money was no issue...I would have to choose between a Passat and the new XF. The gals (most of them anyway) don't know which logo belongs to which account...

      Seriously guys... I'm the generation you are targeting with your latest ad. I love the music, I love the feel, I like the girl...but the car leaves me cold.

      You used to be ale to spot a Jag from a mile away... and already love it. It's not the same feeling with the XF.

      Sorry.

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