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 XFR-S uses the same E-diff (an electronically controlled LSD) as the flagship F-Type, and it's a clever thing, open in normal driving, but able to lock up to aid traction. Except for when it's doing long skids, when it reopens to protect itself, spinning up the inside wheel with a banshee shriek and laying down a thick blanket of E-Z-Fog. Fried carbons reduced to base formulae by the process of extreme friction. Tyres exercised by a supercharged V8 do not last long. We needed spares.