Jaguar has long been a company of split personalities. On one hand are the luxury sedans that shuttle British cabinet ministers around London and investment bankers to the country club. On the other are the sport coupes that stick it to the world's finest on racing circuits and bar-stools the world over. But those two are getting closer and closer all the time. The GTs are getting more luxurious, and the sedans are getting sportier. So while Jaguar seems to roll out upgraded specs for its XKR with regularity, those on the four-door side of the Coventry equation can stop longing from afar with the latest options packages for the XJ line.

The offerings, in typical Jag style, are split in two: the Sport pack and the Speed pack. The former upgrades the styling, aerodynamics and rolling stock of the big cat with new bumpers front and rear, 20-inch alloys and red brake calipers, plus available sport buckets seats up front and a new array of cabin trim options. The Speed pack, meanwhile, tinkers with the electronic speed limiter to raise top end from 155 miles per hour to 174.

The packages are being released first in Jaguar's home market but should make it to American dealers shortly. In the meantime you can check out the full details in the press release after the jump and the quartet of high-res images for a closer look.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Bret Frohwein
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dunno.. I'm not seeing the sex appeal in the new Jags like the old ones had in their time..
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only way that C-pillar is acceptable is if you get the car in black. Any other color......... not soo much.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like the XJ overall, but that blacked out c-pillar has to go. Don't get me wrong, I'd still buy one if I had the money, but if that c-pillar was painted to match the rest of the car, I would consider the look of the XJ to be perfect.
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is only one major complaint everybody has with the XJ, and the absence of a sport pack is definitely not it. What a bunch of morons.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This kitty is growing on me.
      Mel @ aWingThing.COm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Title should read...Sport and SEX packs. Good lord is that delicious looking.