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5 Things To Note About The 2018 Jaguar XJR575

The Jaguar XJ has been around since 1968 and has been the luxury automaker’s prized flagship for 47 years. The current generation has been around since 2009 and got an upgrade for 2017. But for next year, the XJ will get a brand new trim level, bringing 567 horsepower to Jaguar’s most powerful road-going production so far.

1. Exterior

Aside from the black trim paint on the grille, air dam, and corner vent mesh, there’s not much update here that will separate the Jaguar XJR575 from the current generation. There’s a special XJR575 badge on the radiator grille and though it’s only a minimal update, it looks smashing just the same.

On the side, there’s a healthy dose of contrasting black on the mirrors and window trim. The wheels are 20-inch Farallon in gloss black but the real story falls behind the wheels—the brake calipers are finished in contrasting red.

There are two colors to choose from: Satin Corris Grey and Velocity Blue.

2. Interior

It’s hard for Jaguar to boost its interior styling from the already perfect XJ. There are new features here, don’t fret, such as the 10-inch touchscreen with updated software and the gloss black trim on the door handles, window switch bezels, center console trim, and HVAC vents.

On the dashboard, you’ll see the “575” badge to remind you the kind of machine you’re sitting on. Other features include the diamond-quilted seats and a 4G internet connection with hotspot capability.

3. Drivetrain

Compared to the previous XJR, the XJR575 gets 17 more horses, bringing the total to 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. These figures are thanks in large to the 5.0-liter V-8 engine that can bring you from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The top speed is 185 mph in just 44 seconds. Imagine that!

4. Pricing

Right now, we’re still not sure if the XJR575 will be available in the US. In the UK, it sells for $122,120.

5. Competition

The XJR575’s direct competitor is the BMW 7 Series’ range toppers, particularly the 750i or the M760i. The 750i comes with either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive while the M760i has all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

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