Jaguar has confirmed that it will launch a new performance variant of the XFR saloon, the XFR-S, at next week’s Los Angeles Motor Show. Jaguar has released a single teaser image, confirming that it will be revealing the XFR-S at the Los Angeles motor show. The image shows a new front bumper with carbon fiber inserts.
The new XFR-S is the second Jaguar to go on sale with the performance R-S badge, following the launch of the XKR-S coupe last year. The XFR-S aims to prove an even closer match to the top German performance saloon like the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the BMW M5, and the Audi S6, this XFR-S model will occupy some relatively unique territory, especially when price is factored in. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but don’t be surprised if the XFR-S hits the $100,000-110,000 range.
Changes compared to the standard XFR are set to include new and more aggressive aerodynamic body parts and a more powerful engine. Other upgrades over other XF sedans will probably include larger wheels wrapped around bigger brakes, a revised suspension system and various carbon-fiber exterior trim pieces.
The company has said that the XFR-S will be the fastest and most powerful Jaguar saloon ever made. Being based on the XFR would indicate that the model is going to feature the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8, tuned to similar levels as the XKR-S at around 542bhp. Giving it enough ponies under the hood to get the big cat to turn the 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 186mph.
The big reveal of the XFR-S is expected to take place November 28 during the first media day of the L.A. Motor Show. In addition to the XFR-S world premiere, Jaguar Land Rover will announce two North American debuts in Los Angeles: the Jaguar F-Type sports car and the 2013 Range Rover.