Jaguar XFR-S 2014
The Jaguar XFR-S is a product of its environment, building on the performance of the XFR by acquiring the go-fast bits of its stablemates to create an even more focused product. It serves as a combination of four-seat cruiser and track-ready bruiser, competing against the likes of BMW’s M5 and Mercedes’s E63. It shares its savage-sounding engine with the XKR-S, but unlike the XKR-S, it drives the rear wheel through a new eight-speed automatic transmission that debuted in the F-type. It’s dubbed “QuickShift,” and whether hyperbolically named or not, it promises to recognize corners, hold gears and blip rpms like the best of the dual-clutch variety. In conjunction with the new drivetrain. Jaguar upgraded the suspension and exhaust and recalibrated the stability control system. As a result of these upgrades, the 0-60 time is down to 4.4 seconds in the XFR-S, compared to 4.7 in the XFR, and the top-speed limit is raised to a 186. The higher top speed will come into play with the additional aerodynamic pieces, including a front splitter, rear diffuser and trunk lid spoiler.
Engine: 5.0-liter supercharged V-8
0-60: 4.4 seconds
Top Speed: 186 mph (limited)
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 502 foot-pounds