There's little question that the Jaguar XFR (pictured above at left) is an impressive cat, indeed. Five hundred horsepower and a healthy dose of British charm will do that for you, after all. The trouble is that with around 550 hp apiece, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and BMW M5 are that much more impressive. And so Jaguar is reportedly working on a hotter XFR-S.
The more extreme performance sedan has been touted for the past year or so, and has even been spied undergoing development work at the Nürburgring. Following a formula similar to what Jaguar employed to transform the XKR into the XKR-S (pictured above at center), the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 in the XFR-S would have its output – and its price – raised to compete with ze Germans. That means 550 horses and about $90,000.
Would you shell out the extra $8k over the MSRP on the existing XFR, or for that matter, choose it over its rivals? Cast your vote in our poll below.
|Yes. Yes I would.||2543 (29.4%)|
|I'd rather have the XFR and pocket the extra $8k||553 (6.4%)|
|I'd sooner have the E63 AMG or M5||2322 (26.8%)|
|Why would I spend $90k when the Cadillac CTS-V starts at $63k?||3238 (37.4%)|