The new Jaguar XFR-S made its global dynamic debut on the famous Goodwood Hill. Finished in Italian Racing Red, the prototype version of Jaguar’s fastest ever sports saloon was driven in front of a media audience at Goodwood by 1988 Le Mans 24hr race winner Andy Wallace.
First shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November last year, the stunning XFR-S was joined at Goodwood Festival of Speed press day by heroes of Jaguar’s sporting past. A 1962 Jaguar Mk. II prepared by Jaguar Heritage Racing, and a 1954 ‘short nose’ Jaguar D-Type - chassis No.1 and itself a development prototype - were also on display by the Jaguar Heritage Trust in front of Goodwood House.
The new XFR-S is capable of sprinting from zero to 60mph in just 4.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds), and up to the electronically limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h). The XFR-S builds on the performance of the acclaimed XFR to create an even more focused product. With an increase of 40PS and 55Nm over the XFR in power and torque from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, the XFR-S produces an astonishing to 550PS and 680Nm, yet with with no impact on fuel consumption or CO2 emissions.