Smoking gun: Top Gear in the Jag XFR-S
Ollie Marriage destroys tyres in Jag's 550bhp V8 saloon. Yes, it's another of TG's sensible consumer tests
Posted: 08 Nov 2013
The smoke comes later. Right now, it's a grey Monday morning in the Surrey commuter belt and I'm parked up in the entrance to the Drift Golf Club, chuckling to myself at the aptness of it all. I continue to be rather too pleased with this word association until I realise just how incongruous the new Jaguar XFR-S looks in this spot. It turns out that golf-club man these days likes a leggy Vectra. Or a Peugeot. He also favours a look that's three parts UKIP, one part righteous indignation, tinged with a hint of fear. I'm not sure they appreciate the swing of our club, so to speak.
Words: Ollie Marriage
Pictures: Lee Brimble
This feature was originally published in the October 2013 issue of Top Gear magazine