By Cars.com EditorsJanuary 5, 2010
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Cars.com's MIke Hanley takes a look at the 2010 Jaguar XFR. It competes with the Audi S6, BMW M5 and Cadillac STS-V.
(rock music) <v Announcer>Cars.com Auto Review. (bass-heavy rock music) Hi, I'm Mike Hanley with Cars.com, and this is the Jaguar XFR.
It's a high-performance version of Jaguar's XF Sports Sedan, and it packs an incredibly powerful, supercharged V8 engine, but also offers a lot of every day driving comfort. One of the things I like about the XFR is that Jaguar didn't go overboard with the styling on it. They just let the performance speak for itself. There are some subtle cues, though, like these hood vents, a different, lower front spoiler, and also 20-inch, alloy wheels. Speaking of performance, the XFR's supercharged V8 makes 510 horsepower, 461 pounds feet of torque. And that's enough thrust to snap your head back against the head restraints when you mash the gas pedal. Jaguar claims a zero to 60 time of 4.7 seconds in this car, and the supercharger is the same one that's used in the Corvette ZR1 High Performance car. It's very quiet, and you hardly ever hear it. (percussive rock music) The XFR has a clean interior layout, like the XF Sports Sedan, and there are a lot of theatrics to the car when you start it. Well, first of all, the Start/Stop button pulses like a beating heart, and when the car is on, the gear selector rises from the center console. And the vents on the dash rotate open. The XFR sedan body style gives it some practicality, along with its performance. The trunk is decently sized, and there's enough room for a few golf bags in here. So you're probably wondering what this car costs. Well, the XFR starts at just over $79,000, and that's about $12,000 more than an XF Supercharged model, which is nearly as quick. That's a pretty big price premium, but Jaguar definitely has a compelling blend of performance and comfort in this car. <v Announcer>For more car-related news, go to Cars.com, or our blog, KickingTires.net.