Jaguar XJR575 is aging gracefully and with a snarl

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its new performance saloon the £93710 XJR575 with a top speed of 186mph

The Jaguar XJ has been on sale since 2009 in its present form, and this is the second time it has received a facelift. Though only available in the short wheelbase variant, you do get a new front bumper and lower air intake, new side sills, a new rear spoiler, 20in gloss black wheels, red calipers, XJR575 badging and diamond-quilted seat finishing inside.

The driver assistance features introduced for this vehicle are those familiar from lots of other installations now and include blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking, reverse traffic detection and "Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist", the latter presumably making traffic rather less stressful.

Jaguar has unveiled the XJR575, the most powerful version yet of its flagship saloon - watch it go!

Jaguar's high-performance flagship is now faster and more powerful than ever before.

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Top speed for the XJR575 is 300kmh which you can apparently hit in just 44 seconds - the length of the interview in the accompanying video clip. These changes mean the auto can sprint to 100 in 4.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 300kmh.

Buyers get the option of two new colors in the 575, both created by SVO: Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey.

"This is a performance vehicle, but that doesn't mean we have had to cut any corners when it comes to comfort or design", said Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum in describing the most potent version to date of its primo 4-door.

To ensure that anyone who doesn't notice these cosmetic differences indeed does, the XJR575 will also wear its name at the back.

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Inside, a ten-inch infotainment touchscreen dominates the dashboard, and provides access to a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot that can support up to eight connected devices.

The new saloon also includes intelligent safety measures, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitoring, ensuring every drive in the XJR575 is safe as it is exhilarating.

The 2018 Model Year XJ is also available to order now from Jaguar UK retailers, priced from £59,995 on-the-road.

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