Jaguar is going to unveil XFR-S Sportbrake which joins its XFR-S saloon sibling. It has 5,000cc, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that delivers 550PS of power @ 6500rpm and 680Nm of torque @2500-5500rpm, with the added benefit of 1675 litres of rear load space when the rear seats are folded flat. The XFR-S Sportbrake has capacity to reach from 0 to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds) and 186mph of top speed (300km/h).
The XFR-S Sportbrake is the first high-performance R-S branded sports estate car to be produced by Jaguar, with 550PS on tap and 1,675 litres of rear load space.
It is integrated with eight-speed transmission with ‘Quickshift’ functionality enables optimal acceleration throughout the speed and rev ranges. The XFR-S Saloon’s chassis has been specifically retuned for the XFR-S Sportbrake. Active electronic differential and Dynamic Stability Control systems from the XFR-S Saloon enhance the XFR-S Sportbrake’s handling characteristics. Aerodynamic changes reduce lift compared to the standard Sportbrake and give the XFR-S Sportbrake an assertive appearance. It has 20-inch ‘Varuna’ forged alloy wheels – the same as those fitted to the XFR-S Saloon – are shod with bespoke tyres to maximise grip. Exclusive interior materials include carbon leather and contrasting highlight micro-piping and stitching.
The tyres for the XFR-S Sportbrake are 10mm wider all round being 265/35 and 295/30 front/rear. The difference between the wheel rim and tyre width increases has the effect of pre-loading the sidewall to improve handling and steering response without adversely affecting refinement.