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Click on the above image for our high-res photo gallery of the XF-R

Less than two months after Jaguar XF-R spy shots (followed by a second set) emerged, our man on the ground at the Goodwood Festival of Speed spotted the real thing doing double-time in front of the crowd. He was quick enough to snap five good shots of the fast cat at speed. Power is speculated to be in the 500 hp range, courtesy of a supercharged 5.0-liter V8. Riding on performance rubber wrapped around 20-inch wheels, the sleek sedan will be sure to sink claws into its German rivals when it rolls into showrooms next year.

All photos copyright Frank Filipponio / Weblogs Inc.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I still don't really like those lights... But the rest of the car is fantastic, and that interior oozes class.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Given the massive number of plain jane XFs on the roads out here (I see two or three almost everyday), I wouldn't be surprised if the XF-R were to become another hit for the men from Coventry.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It would do Jag good to find a matte or body colored window trim pieces. The chrome window trim sticks out like a sore thumb on the all black car like that.

      Love this car. Let the anti-globalization whiners do their usual (but Jaguar is owned by X OMG WTF they suck)

        • 7 Years Ago
        I totally agree about the trim, but unfortunately for most luxury buyers shiny = fancy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like a Puma Big Cat shoe with four wheels.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As close as to production as that model is I'm pretty sure Jag will "pretty up" the final model come official release time. I'm presuming that includes a cleaner grill a nicer rims, and not so sinister looking as the one you see here. This car was obviously at this event to give a hint of its performance abilities, not it's looks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Word on the street is that the large, silver Jaguar graphic seen on both sides WILL make it into production. This will be the first of many Jaguars utilizing this bold new design direction. Remember, you heard it here first.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ricer? Never saw a Jag do the drifting scene...

        ...have seen the oversized, leaping car on the side of many of their race cars... just like oversized rings on Audi race cars & I've seen street applications (read subtle) for that graphics treatment too.

        Would I want it on my Jaguar... no, but not "ricer" either
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm sure you must be joking. There is no way a Jag goes on sell with a logo came from a ricer shop catalogue.
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