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2009 Jaguar XFR Spied!

Our spies in the U.K. have snapped the firstalt="" photos of what appears to be the first full-fledged prototype of Jaguar's upcoming XFR.

2009 Jaguar XFR 2009 Jaguar XFR22009 Jaguar XFR3Although the visual differences are subtle, there are some telltale cues that suggest that this car is something a bit hotter than your normal XF. A new quad-pipe exhaust design hints that this car is running a revised powertrain, and the large, cross-drilled rotors speak of an upgraded braking system to deal with this XF's higher performance potential. Large 20-inch wheels and a noticeably lower ride height suggest a more aggressive suspension seXFRt-up, in keeping with Jag's usual formula for their R-spec cars. Any changes to the front fascia of this XFR prototype are very subtle, and may be limited to this car's blacked-out grille mesh.
Earlier this summer, some mules appeared that hinted that an XFR was in the works. Based on previous-generation S-Type bodies with XF noses grafted on, those mules also had cross-drilled rotors, the same wheels, and a makeshift quad-pipe exhaust configuration. This latest prototype takes those same details, and applies them to a complete XF package, suggesting that the XFR is now in the home stretch.
Our sources from Britain believe that a highly tweaked version of
Jaguar's supercharged 4.2-liter V-8 produces about 500
horsepower in the XFR, basically matching some of the hottest metal from BMW, Audi and Mercedes AMG.

The long-rumored, range-topping XFR-plus (for lack of a better name) may employ a new 5.0-liter engine, and could push power ratings closer to 600 hp. But that car is a good way's off, while this XFR prototype is now running the streets of Coventry, being readied for launch sometime in the next 12-15 months.

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