• Aug 6th 2012 at 9:00AM
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It used to be that 500 horsepower put you exclusively in the supercar conversation, but now luxury automakers are using technology to rein in that muscle for everyday driving. We pilot Jaguar's XFR to see how a supercharged V8 can achieve stunning specs, while active technology helps drivers wield that power with ease.


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      KEITH
      • 3 Years Ago
      I HAVE KNOWN WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DRIVE WITH OVER 500 HP FOR YEARS. I BUILT IT THE MOTOR UP AND IT'S ALL AMERICAN. SO THIS IS NOTHING NEW TO ME. THEY NEED TO PLAY CATCH UP.
      bruffbb
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jaguars are not Jaguars anymore since they no longer have the distinctive look of the marque! Now they look like every other car (products of the wind tunnel, not style).
        kulpw
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bruffbb
        You're right Bruce and I wouldn't consider buying one on a bet. Too many gadgets, frills and whistles and we know how that goes.
      douglasgerb
      • 3 Years Ago
      In the video, MSRP was $82,000 which I am thinking is on the low options side.....
      maroguy1
      • 3 Years Ago
      vette z06 does 505 hp for less and for along time!!
      wongtpa
      • 3 Years Ago
      How much does it cost? Looks great and fun drive! WOW !!!!!!
      debsully69
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a 2013 Shelby with 662 hp. I love it and it didnt cost as much as that Eurotrash.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 3 Years Ago
        @debsully69
        how can you compare those cars? You're comparing a two-door sports car with plastic seats and plastic interior, and solid rear axel... with a luxury sedan By the sounds of it, Americans only buy their cars based on peak-HP and peak-Torque...you probably dont even know the difference between HP and torque
        • 3 Years Ago
        @debsully69
        Classless fool!
        foubabou
        • 3 Years Ago
        @debsully69
        It's OK, Debsully. After you're out of high school and get a few years of driving under your belt you'll look at automobiles a lot differently.
        cmcclarty
        • 3 Years Ago
        @debsully69
        Go trim your mullet!
      LL
      • 3 Years Ago
      We were hit with a $500 insurance increase for my wife's Honda. Both of us have a perfect driving record with no claims ever. Shocked by this increase I went online to get some quotes for her car. The two sites I first visited were actually more expensive than our new rate, but then I found ( http://bit.ly/SaveonInsurance ) I got a quote within minutes and ended up saving over $300 on our car insurance!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Always wanted a jag,but can't afford one. O well i can always dream. l
      george.valencia1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gas prices going up again,and this car eats gas like a pig. You can't drive it fast on normal streets, but you can open it up on the highway. What highway? What a waste of tech. And again it cost way to much, unless your a rich person. But hey! Hang in there! We might be able to race it on Mars soon. Another waste of tech. I'll settle for a normal car. That might save gas, not burn it all up. To much Tech and not enough brains.
        debsully69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @george.valencia1
        I'm sure you are probably happy with a toyota or honda.Other people,myself included like the thrill of a powerfull car.
      Marcia L Hoover
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the technology, but it looks too much like a Honda or some other ordinary car. When I buy a Jaguar (I'm on my 4th) I want it to look like a Jaguar and that I've spent a ton of money on it. MH.
      frank cutler
      • 3 Years Ago
      its no big deal my built Dodge truck has 500 HP for some time now and if its done right you still can get 18 mpg just like I do
      Killuminati_13
      • 3 Years Ago
      As usual I love the design of Jags, but the maintenance bills, resale value, and reliability associated with owning British and European cars in general will always out-weight any reason for owning one as a daily driver.
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