Gone in 44 seconds: Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess hosts interview at top speed in Jaguar’s latest four-door Supercar.
Jaguar has launched the new XJR575 with a high-speed interview with Wayne Burgess being questioned by TV presenter and racecar driver, Amanda Stretton, right, as the performance sedan accelerated from 0-186-mph. Lasting just 44 seconds – the time it takes Jaguar’s fastest-ever XJ sedan to reach its top speed – Burgess gave a quick-fire insight into the development of the potent new model luxury-performance sedan.
“I have done plenty of short interviews in my time, but nothing quite like this! It might have been a bit of fun but doesn’t it just demonstrate perfectly the extreme performance of the new XJR575. I could barely finish answering those quick-fire questions before we hit 186-mph and then it was all over! Can we go again?” said Wayne Burgess, Production Studio Director and SVO Projects.
The high velocity interview was almost over before it began. The unrelenting acceleration of the new XJ flagship did not stop Burgess from providing a unique take on the XJR575. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-FPIi-bNc4&feature=youtu.be
JAGUAR XJR575 FEATURES
Electronic Active Differential enables fine control of power delivery and maximizes traction.
Two new paint options from Special Vehicle Operations division ensure XJR575 is more individual than ever.
Enhancements to Touch Pro Infotainment system include larger 10-inch touchscreen and 4G Wi-Fi.
Intelligent safety measures include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitoring
Customers will be able to choose between two bespoke exterior color finishes created by Special Vehicle Operations – Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey. Additional tailor-made exterior details include a rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air intakes featuring gloss black surrounds.
Updated exterior badging and twin hood louvers set the XJR575 apart from the rest of the XJ line, as do the red brake calipers that set off the gloss-black 20-inch Farallon wheels. Bespoke embossed tread plates alongside intaglio and diamond-quilted seating add a final flourish to the XJR575’s interior.
“This is a performance vehicle, but that doesn’t mean we have had to cut any corners when it comes to comfort or design. Jaguar is the standard bearer for interior refinement and the XJR575 is no different. It can go very quickly, but it does so with the serene comfort customers expect from a Jaguar saloon. That makes this a very special car indeed,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
Jaguar’s XJR575 has more power than any previous XJ, boasting a top speed of 186 mph and acceleration of 0 to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds. It’s powered by the latest iteration of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0 Liter V8, generating 575 horsepower. The XJR575 continues Jaguar’s heritage of luxurious refinement and interior comfort with upgraded performance and unique design features.The XJR575 is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich plant alongside the XE, XF, F-TYPE and XJ model lines.
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