“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
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
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.”
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.