Jaguar XF-R debuts at Goodwood

Jaguar XF-R at Goodwood

By suprise Jaguar showed off their brand new Jaguar XF-R model at the Goodwood hillclimb today. Not many people seemed to have noticed it but it’s clearly the new R model with Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8 under the bonnet. The 500 hp XF-R has had adjustments to the suspension and brakes to match the increased power and sportivity of the XF-R. Optically we see the new 20″ inch all-black wheels, black front grill and new hood with two double air vents.

This unexpected appearance of a ‘production ready’ XF-R at Goodwood Festival of Speed could hint at an official introduction at the London Motorshow later this month. More pictures of the first day at Goodwood Festival of Speed can be found here.

Jaguar XF-R at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Update: Mark Murphy posted a closeup picture of the Jaguar XF-R in the comments. This clearly shows Jaguar is still hiding most of the front bumper and hood from the public.

XF-R details

[pictures via Autotrader & Mark Murphy]

Published: July 12, 2008 1:00 am

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5 Comments

  1. john doe says:

    found a website with a very cool photo gallery with the new jag xfr http://www.cbx.ro/galerii-foto/galerie-drive-test/jaguar-xfr.html

  2. Lawrence says:

    Thanks Mark, I didn’t manage to get any pictures of it at all! I was far to side tracked with other cars :D

  3. Mark Murphy says:

    Here’s a closer shot of it I took in the queue:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/emtiem/xfr.jpg

  4. Des says:

    Correct, made a typo.

  5. Wrong says:

    Isn’t the XF-R supposed to have a new supercharged 5.0 V8?!
    A new engine that will be used in lots of other cars too (land rover etc)