The UK-based automaker made good on its promise issued at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to thoroughly upgrade its range-topping XJ sedan, which recently fell out of the spotlight as it’s nearing its end of life cycle.
Jaguar has actually updated its entire XJ range – with new technology and safety features – but of course everyone is keenly interested to know all about the XJR575 performance model. The XJR575 – as the moniker implies, has been upgraded for another 25 hp extracted from the supercharged 5-liter engine, now good for 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque (700 Nm), which is enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in 4.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 186 mph (300 kph). Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations unit in Coventry has also cooked up two new shades – Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey. The XJR575 also comes with a full body kit, consisting of front and rear spoilers and air inserts in the hood, along with 20-inch wheels and “575” branding inside.
Meanwhile, the XJ range now has a 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, with customizable home screen, 4G Wi-Fi for up to eight devices – the processor is of the quad-core variety to enable quick response and intricate details. The safety department has Forward Traffic Detection, which is best used for blind spots at junctions and other times when forward visibility is impeded, Lane Keep Assist and a Driver Condition Monitor, as well as the Autonomous Emergency Braking pedestrian safety system.