An electric SUV, Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, was seen during road tests. The head of the Jaguar brand, Adrian Hallmark, has repeatedly hinted at the fact that the production of the XFR estate car model (the English buyers call it Sportbrake) is unlikely to happen – company’s engineers say that it would be difficult to set up such a powerful power unit with a new suspension, and the demand for such family \"sports car\" would hardly be sufficient to economically justify the production of this model. However, despite any statement that we had witnessed earlier, paparazzi cameras have spotted this frenetic XFR-S Sportbrake during one of its test drives.
Of course, this does not mean anything yet - perhaps British manufacturer just decided to build a pilot car for some of its specific client or other purposes.
But there is a reasonable question - why did the test car \"put\" the kit of an XFR-S super sedan and even stripped it of chrome moldings? Why make it so precise and goodlooking? Wouldn’t it be easier to just leave this model as it is and not attract any unwanted attention?
We certainly will not make any premature conclusions, yet. But if the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake will become a serial car, it would have a 5.0 liter V8 engine with compressor, 550 hp of capacity and 680 N/m of torque installed under its hood. This one will be exclusively combined with an 8-step “automatic” ZF transmission with all the original software saved as well. To accelerate up to 100 km/hour speed it will take XFR-S Sportbrake SUV somewhat around 4.7 seconds. This will be possible thanks to the rear-wheel, more rigid and lowered suspension, powerful brakes and a sports exhaust system. Its maximum speed will vary around 300 km/hour and will, of course, be electronically limited.
If Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake will finally become a reality, it will not have many competitors. Its direct opponents are CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake and Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG. The last BMW M5 is presented only with a sedan body type.