Jaguar XFR Speed Pack Breaks Cover in Moscow
The Jaguar XFR in itself, like most Jaguars, is a stunning piece of machinery. The recently developed design language gives the high performance variant a sleek and muscular look, representing the British companies feline mascot. Underneath the bonnet, Jaguar even fitted a 510-hp, supercharged V8 to add to its prowess on the road. With a healthy combination of power and design (and an $80K price tag), one would assume that the large and luxurious sports sedan would suit most buyers in the market, but Jaguar engineers think otherwise. Enter the Speed Pack.
The all-new Jaguar XFR Speed Pack was revealed at the Moscow International Motor Show just last week and comes with refining new details ranging from an overhauled ECU, to an updated front apron and a new rear.
First and foremost, the Speed Pack's upgraded ECU raises the limited top speed from 155 mph to 174 mph courtesy of a re-calibrated engine and the addition of an eight-speed automatic transmission. This resulted in an increase in overall engine efficiency by 11% and a decrease in emissions by 8%. Aren't we living in a magnificent time of having your cake and eating it too?
Aesthetically, the new Jag received some minor refinements including a more aggressive front apron, to an all-new rear diffuser and a rear lip spoiler. You won't fool anyone into thinking that this Jaguar is a race-bred performer, but the extra aggression does seem to suit the XFR and destroy any last vestiges of stodgy, aristocratic Jaguar design of the past.
This, dare we say "special edition," is expected to be available this coming fall providing Jaguar engineers a bit more wiggle room to work on the upcoming, even more monstrous XFR-S. We can't wait to see that cat, but this should tide us over. Our only hope is that we will see it leap across the Atlantic and be available on North American shores. Fingers crossed.
See more of the 2013 Jaguar XFR Speed Pack here.