If there's something wrong about a sedan with a 550-horsepower supercharged V8, we don't want to hear about it. Instead, we want to marvel at the car in person, which is fortuitous because Jaguar has officially unveiled the 2014 XFR-S at the 2012 LA Auto Show. That blown 5.0-liter V8 dishes up a full 502 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough to shuttle the four-door to 60 mph in a scant 4.4 seconds. And, thanks to a start stop system and a few other fuel-saving tricks, the 2014 XFR-S gets away without being hit by the gas guzzler tax.

That's all good news, but we're just as excited about the fact that engineers managed to crank up the vehicle's chassis stiffness by a ludicrous 30 percent. Stiffer dampers and springs also give the car a little more poise, and a wide-open exhaust lets the whole world know you're kicking down their door. You know, in case the electric blue paint and wild body work didn't tip your hand. Check out the full gallery above for a closer look.


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      austinmavd
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can already build one on Jaguar's website and it comes with a much more understated rear deck spoiler.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree with everyone on that wing! This is not Tokyo Drift. Tea time anyone?
      Napoleon Rogers
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, so "they" (Jaguar) use Mustang's 5.0 engine source for powerhouse huh? Noticed they wont open the hood for picture to show off?
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Napoleon Rogers
        What in the hell are you talking about???? There are multiple pictures showing under the hood. Jaguar's SC'ed V8 has absolutely ___NOTHING___ to do with Ford's Coyote 5.0.
          Tirac
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          I am sure you think the 5.0 in the IS-F is a Ford motor as well?
          Napoleon Rogers
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Let me rephrase, Jaguar is too embarrassed to make an announce neither show whats under the hood bec they use "Ford" motor. Get the quoted?
          Napoleon Rogers
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          - _- ......Tirac...so you're not aware Jaguar actually do use ford motor and yet you speak up like you know about Jaguar more anyone huh? Wow, I'm impressed....
        neilyadig
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Napoleon Rogers
        It's the Jaguar AJ133 engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_AJ-V8_engine), previous versions of which have been used by Ford, Land Rover, and Aston Martin. Its developed in a new Jaguar-dedicated facility located within a Ford of Europe-owned engine plant. Sounds like a Jaguar engine to me. The Mustang 5.0 L Coyote engine is unrelated
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Napoleon Rogers
        Idiot.
          FreeThinker
          • 2 Years Ago
          @FreeThinker
          I meant that towards Napoleon Duche-mite, and all people like Napoleon that "think" they know everthing. Yes, Jaguar does stil have a partnership with Ford on some of their engines and components. But these 5.0L engines are very different.
      Merc1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the XF and all, but it isn't a 100K car. It isn't built like a 100K car should be and the rear wing has to go! M
      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs to be more understated, rather than overstated. Man that thing needs a lot more cooling than AMG or M cars :/
      Muttons
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a great looking car, but honestly, it looks like what a new Ford Falcon FPV would look like if they ever made an all new one.
        Hondata
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Muttons
        Haha you beat me to it! I immediately saw Falcon FPV all over this, which is definitely a good thing.
      activex101
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a Pontiac. It's lacking the class and elegance of other Jaguar products.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe I'm just getting old but when I see those extremely low profile tires I think of how hard it will ride.... I actually would prefer an xfr and I'm glad Jag will be reintroducing a proper manual transmission.
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Teleny411
        Clearly you have driven any newer luxury sedans or sports cars. Today's lighter wieght active suspension systems allow the use of such low-profile tires while maintaining a smooth ride. Mine are smooth as butter over bumps.
          FreeThinker
          • 2 Years Ago
          @FreeThinker
          Oops, lighter weight, not wieght, suspensions and wheels.
      turboawdftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      hey who put an sti wing on a jaguar?? it looks so out of place... you cant tell me a car that costs 100k could not have spent a bit more time in the wind tunnel and gotten a much nicer and more subtle way to add downforce.
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