A new sports estate car was unveiled by Jaguar at Geneva Motor Show this week.
The XFR-S Sportbrake is the first high-performance sports estate car to be produced by Jaguar.
It builds on XFR-S saloon — boasting the same power figures and levels of agility — with increased versatility and practicality.
Its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 delivers 550HP of power and 680Nm of torque with the added benefit of 1675 liters of rear load space when the rear seats are folded flat.
It will sprint from zero to 60mph in 4.6 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h).
An eight-speed transmission with ‘Quickshift’ functionality enables optimal acceleration throughout the speed and rev ranges.
This third model in the Jaguar ultra-high performance R-S range incorporates engineering features from both the XKRS-S and the all new F-Type.
The main challenge in the development of the XFR-S Sportbrake was to manage the extra rear mass of the car while retaining the sharp turn-in and response of its saloon cousin.
In order to achieve this, Jaguar engineers tuned the XFR-S Sportbrake’s rear active suspension to cope with the extra weight of the car’s increased rear mass, with the dampers and springs adjusted to match the mass distribution of the car.
The anti-roll bars have been changed and the rear axle has been modified, while the rear brakes have been tuned to work in conjunction with the car’s ABS system.
The car will be available to order from next April and prices are in the range of $130,000.