Jaguar's XJR575 is its most powerful luxury saloon ever

[Video] 2018 Jaguar XJR575 is indeed a British super sedan

Jaguar launches fastest-ever XJ saloon car

At the heart of the new XJR575 is a modified version of the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that makes 575 horsepower - 25 more than the standard XJR - and also cranks out 517 lb-ft of peak torque compared to the base car's 502.

Jaguar's hot new XJR575 sedan. That's good for a 0-60 miles per hour time of just 4.2 seconds, impressive for a four-door. There are also twin bonnet louvres and 20-inch black wheels with red brake calipers to show the car's performance credentials.

The 2018 XJ is available to order now, priced from £59,995 OTR.

Inside, the seats are covered in diamond-quilted leather to add some refinement to the powerful super sedan along with unique embossed tread plates.

. The XJR575 - as the moniker implies, has been upgraded for another 25 hp extracted from the supercharged 5-liter engine, now good for 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque (700 Nm), which is enough for a 0-62 miles per hour sprint in 4.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 kph). A 10-inch touchscreen in the centre console offers a customisable home screen, and connectivity is improved with 4G Wi-Fi that up to eight devices can connect to. With 567bhp going through the rear tyres, the new XJR575 will hit its electronically-limited 186mph top speed in 44 seconds, having passed 62mph in a traction-limited 4.4 seconds.

The XJR575 will only be available in two colors, Velocity Blue and the Satin Corris Grey featured on this auto. But the advanced driver-assist systems available include automatic emergency braking and park, blind-spot and lane-keep assist.

Compared to the lesser powered XJR models, the XJR575 gets a rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air intakes featuring gloss black surrounds.

Your out of context executive quote of the day comes from Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum via the press release, who said "It can go very quickly.".

Jaguar says it will make further announcements on the 2018 XJ lineup, including US pricing information, later this year.

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