If you see Jaguar XJR for the first time, you will say that it is iconic vehicle. However it is full of contradictions. There is a huge gap between reality and expectation especially since it is coming from a notable car manufacturer. Although this is the case, this XJR model is an auto that embodies pace and grace. The truth is that this car model is more and less at the same time.
For those who are looking for electronics and mechanics they will simply be disappointed. According to Jaguar, they are focused more on their customer rather than quality. This is clearly a reflection of the car’s reliability. This modern machine has great parts so you will not see the repair center sooner than you expect. Perhaps XJR has a good angle and that is the fact that it is a quick car.
Only few cars with the same size can reach 60 mph in less than five seconds. The car can produce 399 ft lbs with 3500 rpm. Imagine you can go from double digits to triple digits easily without a problem. The British luxury car is operated under a system called CATS or Computer Active Technology Suspension. With this system, the shock absorber is adjusted in order to match the speed of the car and the road condition at the particular moment. Let us talk about comfort especially if you consider the leg and head room. The newer model has generous space which is a real bonus.
Although this is the case, XJR is a bit comfy compared to its competition. The extra interior is adding volume to the car. There are some areas where it is loose fitting. In fact if you look closely and pay attention to details XJR lacks something. This is something to be considered especially if you will be paying for $83k price tag. This can be seen on the panel, the cover of the radiator, the carpet lining, the roof lining, the cup holder and the dashboard. The cat has claw however it is not enough to surpass other car models in the category.
To be fair with XJR, there are few positive aspects of the car that you would swoon over. If you love to listen to music, the stereo is nice. The seats offer support which is good for long trips. The headlights are bright which is ideal for night driving. XJR is said to cost more than the fully accessorized Lexus LS and it is equally fast as the Mercedes E55 AMG.
It is acceptable that you want something more from Jaguar. Overall this car is a stunner and it is blessed with good design that lives up with the legacy of the manufacturer. The question is; will you forego performance for beauty?