2018 Jaguar XJR makes a comfortable sprint to its 300 km/h top speed

Jaguar Land Rover had recently launched the 2018 model year of its popular luxury sedan Jaguar XJ. The highlight of the launch has been the new Jaguar XJR 575 performance flagship model, which delivers 575PS (567hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque from the JLR’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8, 25 PS more than the previous model.

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It takes only 4.4 seconds for for the Jaguar XJR range topper to hit 100 km/h from standstill and can keep accelerating to its electronically limited top speed of 300 km/h in just 44 seconds. By comparison, the Mercedes-AMG S65, which uses a more powerful V12, can reach 100km/h (62mph) in 4.3 seconds, while the BMW 760Li xDrive cuts this time down to 3.9sec.

In order to demonstrate to the auto enthusiasts just how easy and comfortable the new XJR575 remains even under full acceleration, the company had recently organised an interview with Wayne Burgess, Jaguar Design’s Studio Director. Wayne had sat in the back seat of the car talking about his company’s design language while the Jaguar’s luxury whip XJR was in ease doing its yet another top speed run.

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Compared to the lower trims, the top of the line 2018 XJR features a slightly more aggressive exterior to differentiate itself from the lesser powered trims. The changes include a different and more sporty front bumper, twin bonnet louvers, front air intakes, fatter side sills, a retractable rear spoiler and a set of 20-inch Farallon gloss-black wheels, and the ‘XJR575’ exterior badging.

On the inside, the British automaker’s range-topping saloon has diamond-quilted seating that can be customised in Ivory/Jet and Jet/Jet color options and finished with additional 575 branding, embossed tread plates, and 575 intaglio.

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Features in the 2018 Jaguar XJR include 4G Wi-Fi capability, a larger 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display that supports pinch and zoom, safety features such as Forward Traffic Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

The video of the speed run made by the 2018 Jaguar XJR can be watched here.

[Source: Carscoops]

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