• Aug 22nd 2008 at 6:01PM
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The coming Jaguar XF-R has been caught in the valley of death. It was accompanied by a Jaguar XJ mule and shepherded by a fleet of Land Rovers charged with blocking the all-seeing eye of someone's Sony Handycam. Fortunately for us, they failed. The driver of this particular prototype XF-R couldn't keep his foot off the throttle, as at different points in the video you hear the growl of a big displacement V8 and the accompanying scream of a supercharger. Other than vents in the hood to let that 5-liter V8 breathe, the body modifications look to be exceptionally tame. With 500 horsepower, however, its acceleration should be quite the opposite. Follow the jump to check out the video.

[Source: YouTube via Carscoop]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      What, no leaper on the bonnet??????
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think you missed the lead story here. The XF wasn't the car they were trying to hide - they were just using it to shield the black next-generation XJ mule running behind it. That car appeared to be a current XJ body sporting the front end of the radical new large body Jag that will launch in 2010.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mmm... I saw an XF at the mall today... Reminicent of the DB9, but quite a looker to say the least.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man, I love the XF-R. I'd certainly have it over any other sedan in it's class.
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