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
A drive punctuated by sudden and repeated lunges brings us to Dunsfold. We up the pace gently to start with, gradually stretching the car more and more, like you do when warming up Blu-Tack. The eight-speed gearbox is a brilliant partner for the engine, seamless in its operations and with a Sport mode that utterly negates the need to self-paddle. Just as well, given that the software appears to question manual selections before letting them through.