2012 saw the release of the brilliant Jaguar XKR-S sports car, the XFR midsize sports sedan, and XJL Super Sport full-size luxury sedan. This, I believe, was the beginning of a new era for Jaguar. Gone are the low slung boats of yesteryear, as they have been replaced with bigger, sportier models for the current generation. Don't get me wrong, the essence of Jaguar remainsthe same in the comfort of the ride and the quality of the build, however their face has changed. It is no longer a car used specifically by older folks in retirement; they are far more versatile. And for that, I applaud Jaguar. They have done an excellent job of making their product more desirable to a wider variety of people. In a sense, they've increased their cusrtomer demographic exponentially just by making them not only more appealing to the eye, but by making them easier to aquire in the first place.
Since 2012, not much has changed except the addition of the all new 2014
XFR-S. This four-door monster has a supercharged V-8 pushing 550HP and just over 500 ft/lb of torque. This will make the sprint to 60 in 4.4 seconds (through gratuitous usage of computer assists, I'm sure). I don't yet know how much this beauty weighs, but it would be safe to assume it's well over the 3700 lb mark. All of these numbers are well and good, but the one burning question many yuppies ask before they even consider buying a new car is, "What kinda gas mileage does it get?". And to answer that question, I have no idea. I do know that it gets away from the gas guzzler tax because of its intuitive stop-start system that it employs which is largely the same as the system found in Prius'. So that paired with the excellent lines, the glorious exhaust note, and the jaw-dropping power should be enough to sway at least SOME of the green-minded individuals into purchasing this bad boy. At least it sold me.