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
I decide that it's best not to point out that this pin-up of aspirational Britishness is painted a shade called French Racing Blue, or that you'd only be able to check the claimed 186mph max in Germany. Instead, I settle for highlighting the carbon-fibre wing, front splitter and rear diffuser, and the aero work that had dictated changes to the bumpers and sills, contributing to a 68 per cent reduction in lift. Shame, then, that Jag appears to have shopped for the wheels at some back-street dealer, and also that there's an undeniable conclusion to draw at this stage. The Jaguar XFR-S: channelling the spirit of the Vauxhall VXR8 or what?