500hp 2010 Jaguar XFR revealed at Detroit Auto Show
The 500hp Jaguar XFR, which was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, is the fastest Jaguar to date at 225mph beating XJ220 which reached 217 mph in 1992. Paul Gentilozzi, owner of Rockersports Racing, broke the XJ220 record at the Jaguar XFR test drive in Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Jag’s new baby boasts of a new supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III engine, which pumps 460-lb-ft of torque, delivers two power outputs—379-hp naturally emitted and 503-hp supercharged. The new V8 was described by Jag “as its most technologically-advanced petrol engine ever.” Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, the XFR is the topmost model of the XF range, explicitly engineered to compete with the speed demons like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG.
With minor aerodynamic and safety alterations to fit the Bonneville run, the XFR’s top speed was reached with added horsepower, remapped engine control unit, modified air intakes and exhaust, and an adjusted supercharger. The six-speed automatic transmission, gear ratios, and internal engine components were untouched.
The XFR beams with a deeper front spoiler, heavier chrome front grille, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, new aluminum wheels, and a lower stance. The cylinder head bolts and bracket are retained from the former 4.2-liter V8.
The old 4.2 liter with its 300hp offers a V8 alternative to V6s competitors, thus it will stay in production. The XF U.S. line-up will still offer the S-V8 with the new 500-hp engine. The supercharged XFR will hit the United States this coming spring.
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