2012 Jaguar XFR – One Hungry Cat
The 2012 Jaguar XFR is one fashionable, and one very hungry cat. The sharp sport design of the XFR with the plush leather that covers every inch of upholstery makes this Jaguar one very attractive car.
When we took the Jaguar XFR for a spin, we were not surprised by the growl that this cat possessed. The Supercharged V8, 385 horsepower engine and 380 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 RPMs, brought a huge smile to our faces, like we were up to something mischievous. We have driven the XF model before, and with no major changes from the prior model – we knew exactly what to expect. Better yet, we were anxious to watch this big cat sprint. Specifications state that it can hit 60 miles per hour from a standstill in just under 4.5 seconds, we didn’t have the luxury to test this statistical value – but just by opening it up on the freeway mid-day, the acceleration was clean, and without a hiccup.
This large rear-wheel drive Jag can reach impressive speeds without a challenge. Even with all that power under the hood, some of the most impressive features of the Jaguar XFR is its styling, its sleek design, and subtle curvature. The quarter panel vents help to distinguish the large Jag as a high-performance sedan. Then the grill is bold, daring – but incredibly tasteful. The look of the design meets the contemporary necessity for aerodynamics. Even with this design, the one downfall of this kitty is its thirst for gas. It isn’t the most fuel-efficient large sedan, but if you aren’t concerned about the pumps, and want to just have a sedan that is an enjoyable ride, then the Jaguar XFR is always a great choice.
Even for just the means of test driving a Jaguar, we highly recommend it. We were provided a test drive by the folks at Reedman Toll Jaguar, just outside of Philly. If you are in the area, we recommend checking them out at www.reedmantolljaguar.com, and take any of the Jaguar sedans for a quick spin.