TrackWorthy - Jaguar XJR575 Fastest Interview (2)

World’s Fastest Interview at 300 km/h in a Jaguar XJR575

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TrackWorthy - Jaguar XJR575 Fastest Interview (2)
“This is a performance vehicle, but that doesn’t mean we have had to cut any corners when it comes to comfort or design.” Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
Jaguar has launched the new XJR575 with a high-speed interview of Wayne Burgess, Production Studio Director and SVO Projects at Jaguar, by television presenter and race car driver Amanda Stretton in the back of the new 567 hp Jaguar XJR575.

Lasting just 44 seconds, the time it takes Jaguar’s fastest-ever XJ saloon to go from 0-300 km/h, Burgess gave a quick-fire insight into the development of the potent new model. The high velocity interview was almost over before it began, but the unrelenting acceleration of the new XJ flagship did not stop Burgess from providing a unique take on the performance saloon.

Wayne Burgess, Production Studio Director and SVO Projects at Jaguar

“I have done plenty of short interviews in my time, but nothing quite like this!” Said Wayne Burgess. “It might have been a bit of fun but doesn’t it just demonstrate perfectly the extreme performance of the new XJR575. I could barely finish answering those quick-fire questions before we hit 186 mph and then it was all over! Can we go again?”

The XJR575 is the new performance flagship for the XJ range with power up from 567 hp delivering 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds. Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine also provides 516 lb-ft of torque, providing the new addition to the range with effortless acceleration and refinement.

“This is a performance vehicle, but that doesn’t mean we have had to cut any corners when it comes to comfort or design,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “Jaguar is the standard bearer for interior refinement and the XJR575 is no different. It can go very quickly, but it does so with the serene comfort customers expect from a Jaguar saloon. That makes this a very special car indeed.”

Customers will be able to choose between two exterior colour finishes created by Special Vehicle Operations, Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey. Additional eterior details include a rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air intakes featuring gloss black surrounds.

Updated exterior badging and twin hood louvres mark the vehicle out from the rest of the range, as do the red brake callipers that accompany the 20-inch Farallon gloss-black wheels. Bespoke embossed tread plates alongside intaglio and diamond-quilted seating add a final flourish to the XJR575’s interior.

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