• Aug 12th 2008 at 9:57AM
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The Jaguar XF has been a shot of adrenaline for the perpetually struggling leaping cat, as sexy lines and ample performance are adding new customers to the brand. We love the balance of the naturally aspirated V8 and the ample bite of its supercharged sibling, but we'll always be agreeable with the prospect of more power. Spy photos have shown us that an even more vicious feline is on the horizon with a blown 5.0L V8 that cranks out north of 500 ponies.

The folks over at Auto Telegraaf are reporting that the XFR will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next January, which would give Jaguar a big introduction at North America's biggest auto show. We liked what we saw when the XFR made its cloaked debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (that graphic on the side should so be an option), and we're looking forward to seeing Tata's most powerful vehicle when it hits Detroit.

[Source: Auto Telegraaf]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I might get low-ranked for this, but am I the only one that sees a Buick in that picture?
      • 7 Years Ago
      is this the new taurus SHO?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I dont understand this...Ive seen this almost 2 months ago in Vancouver BC and there is one around the corner from where I work in Brampton, Ontario...Is this a newer version?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the XF-R is going to be very cool looking. You'd think that Jag will drop that 500hp V8 into the XK as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry I am just NOT a fan of this car.
      It's a heavuilly reworked LincolnLS/Jag S Type chassis. This means it's very competent, but heavy. And the new skin job, just leaves me cold. Where are those gorgeous design inspirators who made Jaguar so famous in years gone by? Long gone is the answer and it shows. IMHO.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like that cat motif.
      Good looking Taurus! ;)
      (I've never driven a modern Jag, so all my comments are tongue-in-cheek and ill-informed)
      • 7 Years Ago
      @ lip

      Yes, this is the 5.0L version which is about 80 hp more potent than the current 4.2L supercharged setup (although that engine is sweet too-- I've taken the gen 1 XKR to the speed governor). I hope the engine is as nice as the one it replaces, that blown 4.2 is great.

      Cliff, CEO NinjaTickets.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      ample amples in that post....don't you think?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I went to the Detroit Auto Show in '07 to see the C-XF. I got there bright and early walked into the show room and headed directly towards the Jaguar stage to find the car wasn't even there!

      Press got to see it, but not us little guys. I was pissed. I drove 9 hours to see the savior of my favorite manufacturer and it wasn't even there. Still... Detroit's auto show is way better than Philly's and I liked it more than NYC's.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Chi-town has the best auto show! it's massive! im like a kid in a candy store. lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see where you're coming from on that. A very nice looking buick though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was at the Jaguar/Aston Martin test track a couple of weeks ago and one of the wrapped up test mules they had hiding around the place was unmistakably a Jaguar XF with a massive lump in the middle of its bonnet ...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I checked out the XF while I was at the Pittsburgh Auto-show back in April. I liked it a lot. I recommended to my g/f that she check it out. She did...loved it...and now it's in our garage.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Do you live in Nevilwood? I see one every day driving past me on my way to work. The only one I have ever seen other than the one sitting in the Galleria.
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