Editor's note: Full details on the 2014 Jaguar XJR are not yet available. What follows is a premlinimary report on the 2014 Jaguar XJR. Check back later for full details.
Topping the XJ range is the new XJR, which Jaguar says is the most powerful XJ it has ever produced. Powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 making 550 horsepower and 502 pounds-feet of torque, the 2014 is considerably more powerful than the 2013 model. That power is channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the new XJR to do zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 174 mph. Standard are 20-inch forged alloy wheels, and styling enhancements include a new front air splitter, special rocker sills, and a unique front spoiler and hood vents. A glossy black mesh grille with chrome trim furthers its more aggressive look. Inside, there's a Jet Black suede headliner and R-exclusive black leather sport seats with ivory, tan or red inserts and contrast stitching; R logos are also embossed into the seats. An 18-speaker Meridian sound system is standard.