Jaguar decided to release images of their 2014 XJR ahead of its scheduled New York Show debut (a mere couple of hours, though). The British automaker said it will push out 550 hp from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8, allowing the sedan to go from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 164 mph. It will have a respectable fuel economy thanks to its ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, estimating about 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
Jaguar has tweaked a few things like steering software and hydraulics, with the goal of increased road feel, as well as newly added tuned dampers and stiffer spring rates. A set of 20-inch signature wheels carry wide Pirelli tires (265-section up front, 295 in back) to keep the XJR planted to the road. The interior features R badges on the seatbacks and elsewhere, as well as some unique seating, trim and stitching options that mark out the XJR. If you like what you’re seeing, be ready to dish out $116,000, with $119,000 asked of the long-wheelbase model
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