Jaguar has given us glimpse of a new "ultra-high-performance" XFR-S ahead of the vehicle's world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Jaguar calls the four-door the fastest and most powerful sedan the company has ever produced, and confirmed details are scarce beyond the fact that only 200 of the vehicles will make it to US shores.

We've spotted the machine whipping around the Nürburgring a few times, and from what we can tell, it will bow with the same 550-horsepower, supercharged V8 engine that propels the XKR-S to ludicrous speed.

We have no qualms with the notion of that mill in the nose of the already loveable XF. We imagine such a creation would be more than enough to give the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG something to sweat over. You can check out the full press release below for more information, and be sure to stay tuned for our coverage of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show to see the vehicle on the show floor.
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER SHOWS THREE NEW BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS

AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Ultra-high-performance Jaguar XFR-S makes its world debut

All-new two-seat sports car, the Jaguar F-TYPE, makes its U.S. Auto Show Debut in Black Pack trim

The world's first all-aluminum SUV, the 2013 Range Rover makes its U.S. Auto Show Debut

The U.S. will be the world's largest market for the three vehicles Jaguar Land Rover is debuting at the 2012 L.A. International Auto Show


(Coventry, UK) - November 19, 2012 - Jaguar Land Rover will draw the world's attention to all things British with the debut of three exciting new luxury models in the U.S. at the 2012 Los Angeles International Automobile Show, November 28 - December 9.

"This year's Los Angeles Auto show is one of the most significant U.S. shows in years for Jaguar Land Rover as we introduce three breakthrough new products," said Jaguar Land Rover North America President, Andy Goss. "Jaguar Land Rover is making major strides to grow the business with highly targeted new products. The new Jaguar F-TYPE, Jaguar XFR-S and all new Range Rover will all make a major impact, specifically in the United States, which will be the world's largest market for all three vehicles."

Making its global debut at the show will be the XFR-S model, the fastest and most powerful saloon Jaguar has ever produced. This is the second model in the ultra-high performance R-S range, with just 200 saloons being offered for the U.S. market - making it one of the most exclusive Jaguar models ever.

Making its U.S. Auto Show Debut in Los Angeles is the all-new 2013 Range Rover. The world's first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminum body, the new Range Rover takes the capabilities of the marque's flagship to a new level, with greater luxury and refinement. The US specification vehicle with the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 will be approximately 380kgs lighter than the outgoing equivalent. This new aluminum platform delivers significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with an improvement in fuel economy and reduction in CO2 emissions. The new Range Rover goes on sale in December, 2012.

Making its U.S. Auto Show Debut in Los Angeles is the all-new Jaguar F-TYPE, for the first time shown in Black Pack performance trim. An all-new two-seat soft-top convertible sports car built on a front-engine, lightweight aluminum architecture with rear-wheel drive, Jaguar has engineered the F-TYPE to be a true high-performance sports car. The Jaguar F-TYPE combines low vehicle weight, high power and superb

aerodynamics to achieve a pure sports car experience, yet with Jaguar elegance and luxury. The F-TYPE goes on sale in early summer, 2013.


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      ZenDriver
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very aggressive looking car relative to the last generation of Jaguars. I like it. The 8-spd transmission should pair well with the torque of the SC V8, but I'd predict a manual 6-spd in the 2nd year of production. Pure speculation on my part, of course. Everyone else here seems to do it, so I'm just joining the party. I just hope that rear spoiler we saw on the Nurburgring test car is not standard.
      Evan Hayden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that's a nice shade of blue.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      This recent trend of "teasing" is getting a bit annoying already. Especially when you have manufacturers like Toyota teasing a RAV4 for Christ's sake. Just show/reveal the hole damn car or STFU.
      Clock
      • 2 Years Ago
      XFR-S...How soon until we have a car named ABCDEF-G?
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Clock
        No kidding. It sounds like they have a board room full of pirates arguing over the names of cars.
      wooootles
      • 2 Years Ago
      550 hp is the new standard for these types of sedans, thanks to CTS-V leapfrogging the competition (and the RS6 on the other side)