The major British car maker offers its local customers a special edition version of its successful Jaguar XJR Portfolio luxury performance sedan.
The vehicle sports a supercharged 400 bhp, 4.2-liter V8 engine, which is mated with a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox that transfers its impressive 408 lb-ft (553 Nm) of torque reached at 3,500 rpm to the rear wheels
The car accelerates from zero to sixty in 5.0 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 155 mph, which is electronically limited in order to meet local safety regulations.
Besides the usual luxury amenities, the special edition XJR Portfolio features such exterior design features as sculpted polished aluminum side power vents, bright mesh grille, chrome-finished exhaust system, polished 20-inch Callisto wheels wrapped in low-profile rubber and, last but not least, beautiful Midnight Black exterior paint.
From a driver’s point of view, the 2007 Jaguar XJR Portfolio Special Edition seems to be an excellent blend of contemporary visual style and old-school driving pleasure assisted by advanced electronics.
The luxury sedan comes with Jaguar’s well-known CATS system, which continuously adjusts the car active suspension’s damping characteristics, from firm to soft in milliseconds, to suit the constantly changing driving conditions, optimizing both ride and handling.
XJR’s breaking system sports ventilated front discs and four-piston aluminum monobloc calipers plus four-channel ABS anti-lock brakes and EBA. Electronic Traction Control and DSC are also standard, which will certainly help the British car to compete against its bitter European rivals, including the ugly, but capable BMW 750, sober and dull Audi A8, as well the imperturbable Mercedes-Benz S-class.
The 2007 Jaguar XJR Portfolio Special Edition will go on sale in September 2006 at a price of £62,040.
According to Jaguar’s PR department, there will be only one hundred of lucky (and wealthy) persons that will be able to put their hands on this gorgeous vehicle.