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2011 Models
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class m xj40 to current models 3Jaguar unveiled the new XKRR Special Edition to mark the 50th Anniversary of the E- Type that was limited to just 25 cars. This car was clearly aimed at the serious sports car/race car enthusiast with very deep pockets. Design Director Ian Callum said “The styling of this car isn’t about image, it’s about true performance. Like other iconic Jaguars before it, the styling has been driven by geometry and aerodynamics for genuine design purity. The physics required to achieve 300km/h have lead to the aesthetic; if you don’t like the way it looks, you probably won’t like the way it drives either”.

This car weighed 1735kgs, the lightest in its class. The XKR-S was equipped with Jaguar’s “Adaptive Dynamics” which provided a continuously variable damping system that monitored and controlled all inputs that might aff ect the ride and handling of the car.

The 2011 XF improvements across the range included a new 2.2 litre diesel power plant that had an 8 speed ZF transmission with “silky smooth” shifts and was extremely quick. This new variant joined the 3.0 litre diesel and the other engine choices. All aspects of driver comfort and the latest electronic functions were included as with all that year’s Jaguars.

The XJ range featured normal and long wheelbase models and a broad selection of petrol and diesel engines, all using a 6 speed auto transmission. The variety of body colours and interior trims were comprehensive. The set-out and design of the driving compartment was great with all gauges and instruments ideally positioned with everything well within reach. The latest GPS/ touch screen/in car entertainment, Bluetooth, telephone etc. were all part of the package. The exterior and interior design work was very beautiful.