When is a Jaguar XFR not a Jaguar XFR? When it's an XFR-S, that's when. So while this vehicle may look like your standard supercharged Jaguar sedan, it's actually a British rocket aimed – in a bit of role reversal – squarely at Germany.

Spied undergoing development work at Jaguar's test center near the Nürburgring, this test mule looks pretty much like the XFR you can already get from your local Jag dealer. But our sources on the ground tell us it sounds more like the XKR-S, the 550-horsepower super-coupe seen running alongside it.

Though the prototype pictured lacks the exterior visual cues that would go along with the anticipated engine swap, the telltale exhaust bellow tells us the likes of the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG had better take notice.


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      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      im digging the front end... overall, its one sexy machine.... for a Jaguar. thumbs up!
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just look at it. Total attitude.
        JasonERF
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Agreed. Like a Jaaaaaag design should be, it's very emotional.
      Sugaki
      • 3 Years Ago
      This might be my fav sport sedan style... of all time =O Seriously, it looks amazing from every single angle. Love that furrowed-brow front end--very menacing.
      Mark_H
      • 3 Years Ago
      "it's actually a British rocket aimed – in a bit of role reversal – squarely at Germany." A V-2 reference? Very good.
        QAZZY
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark_H
        Glad I'm not the only one that caught that. +1
      notafan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am in love with this car. My everyday driver is a XF with the 5.0L 385hp motor, and I think it is a rocket. I can't even imagine what this angry beast can do.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a pretty mean looking XF. Seriously, it actually looks angry.
        ACURA23CL
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        LOL....that's exactly what I was gonna type. The 2012 BMW M5 looks very nonchalantly-angry, Like it's saying "Seriously....you really wanna do this?", while this Jaguar looks very angry, and saying "MOVE!"
      tkosoccer03
      • 3 Years Ago
      absolutely brilliant.. i cannot wait until the next CTS-V - M5 - E-63 - XFR-S bought in the magazines.. should be mighty close.
      graphikzking
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have to say the exterior styling on this car is really nice. I've always liked the newest body style jaquars but never enough to actually take a serious look at one. The front headlights really look like mean eyes squinting a little.. kinda neat.. I hope that it can really compete with the likes of bmw and mercedes! Hopefully they get a good amount of aluminum in it and keep the awd weight the same as the bmw/mb rwd weight cars.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      **drools all over keyboard** I honestly could not care less how it stacks against the M5. You can't performance-Nerd a car like this to death... It's fast, gorgeous and epic. What more could you want?!! Quality, i guess, lol... but looks like that's getting quite good.
      Darnell Robeson
      • 3 Years Ago
      the XF is one of my top 5 fav new cars so im definitely anticipating this
      third3ye82
      • 3 Years Ago
      Our world is blessed when there are more super sedan options to choose from! Always been a fan of the XF design, this is going to make buying a CTS-V even tougher! Good thing the price tag will make that an easier choice for me.
      Markus Xenig
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is NOT a Jaguar. I looks like a shittie korean car,SHAME ON YOU NEW JAGUAR MANAGEMENT FOR DESTROYING SUCH A BRAND
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