• May 20, 2008
As our First Drive suggests, the new Jaguar XF is the most fun you can have behind the wheel of a modern-day Jag, but that doesn't mean that Coventry is resting on its laurels. An XF-R prototype has been spotted undergoing testing and judging by the exterior mods alone, Jaguar has Germany's super sedans set in its sights.
The cloaked from fascia appears to get a set of larger air intakes on either side of the bumper, along with hood vents that hint at the beast that lies beneath. Car is speculating that Jag will use a direct-injected, supercharged 5.0-liter V8 to put out over 500 hp, while simultaneously keeping emissions in check. Other exterior changes include color-matched side sills (in favor of the chrome vents on the standard XF), a new 20-inch wheel design, quad tailpipes, a subtle rear spoiler and possibly a rear diffuser. Expect the Jaguar XF-R to make its debut sometime next year.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      They should just release the concept with the new engine and call it a day. They whiffed the first time out! It's an R series, you can make it look a little meaner guys!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "As our First Drive suggests, the new Jaguar XF is the most fun you can have behind the wheel of a modern-day Jag"

      XK-R ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have to admit, this is the only jag where the though crossed my mind "I want that car"
        • 6 Years Ago
        you didn't like the XKR? or even the XK? that car looks amazing too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        well, they are alright. something about the snout on those looks like a fish to me. I just think the extra aggressiveness added is what this design needed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "you didn't like the XKR? or even the XK? that car looks amazing too."

        If I wanted a car that looked like an Aston Martin, I would buy the Aston Martin. They did the design better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the Brit's are putting their new Indian cash-flow to good use. Now they can bleed Tata dry instead of Ford.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "bleed Tata dry", yeah right, what are they going to do, make it out of gold?
      • 6 Years Ago
      You'd think for the R they'd finally fix the face. Too bad, it still looks like a 'fraidy-cat.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Other exterior changes include color-matched side sills (in favor of the chrome vents on the standard XF), a new 20-inch wheel design, quad tailpipes, a subtle rear spoiler and possibly a rear diffuser."


      Sigh... common autoblog get your stuff right. The side sills are color matched on every single XF. The chrome ones are in the accessory catalog. In fact look at every R jaguar this generation. All of them have aluminum side vents as a distinguishing feature.

      The wheel design isnt really. You needed look further than the concept XF to understand.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this should be NSFW
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you build it, they will come.
      • 6 Years Ago
      M5? RS6? XF-R?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Stunning.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i was really hoping they go with the concept headlights for the XFR. I just think on a car this aggressive, they need to make the headlights look "Mean" again...
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