The new Jaguar XFR-S will make its global dynamic debut on the famous Goodwood Hill on Wednesday 20 March. Finished in Italian Racing Red, the prototype version of Jaguar’s fastest ever sports saloon will be 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 will be 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 - will be displayed by the Jaguar Heritage Trust in front of Goodwood House.
Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Global Brand Director said: “I’m delighted that Jaguar is able to present the XFR-S in action for the first time in the UK, and that a Jaguar motorsport hero will be behind the wheel. The crowd at Goodwood will have a unique opportunity to see and hear the ultimate expression of seductive Jaguar design and sporting performance in the XFR-S - well in advance of first deliveries to customers this summer.”
Jaguar XFR-S performance highlights
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.