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New Jaguar XFR 5.0 Supercharged Reviewed

The new Jaguar XFR 5.0 Supercharged is a monstrous beast that can rip a pedestrian's clothes off at five hundred yards

By Stephen Turvil
Sep 29, 2010
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The new Jaguar XFR 5.0 Supercharged is a monstrous beast that can rip a pedestrian's clothes off at five hundred yards. This is due to its astonishing performance. The 502bhp V8 engine propels this BMW M5 rival to 60mph in 4.7 seconds and on to an electronically limited 155mph. Very impressive too.

Now, the new XFR 5.0 Supercharged would not be a proper Jaguar if it handled like a jelly on stilts. Fortunately it is an extremely composed machine. The 'adaptive dynamics' system monitors the vehicle's behaviour and adjusts the suspension to balance cornering rigidity with passenger comfort. The steering is also excellent, as it is both light at low speed then heavier for more feel on faster roads. This complements the smooth six-speed automatic transmission and the confidence inspiring brakes.

The Jaguar XFR's cabin is more luxurious than Buckingham Palace and beautifully balances traditional style with the technological needs of modern motorists. Standard equipment includes heated/cooled leather sports seats, touch-screen satellite navigation, climate control, bluetooth, and a key-less entry system. Those who crave even more toys can specify a TV tuner, rear parking camera, and a finger warming heated steering wheel.

The Jaguar XFR 5.0 Supercharged is listed in Motoring.co.uk's new car database from £62,600, so clearly it is an expensive vehicle. After purchase this millionaire's plaything will continue to empty your bank account as it only averages 22mpg, sits in insurance group twenty, and the first twelve months road tax costs an uncomfortable £950.

Never mind though, this five seater sports saloon is a magnificent machine and worth every one of the numerous pennies you'll throw at it. After all, we only live once.

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By Stephen Turvil
Sep 29, 2010