Jaguar XJR575 Is The Sports Limo You’re Most Unlikely To Meet

In a segment flooded by the likes of Mercedes‘ AMG-powered S-Class or Audi‘s S8 saloon, Jaguar’s flagship XJR has yet to make its presence felt.

Think about it. The XJR575 was launched about a year ago, and yet it’s been nowhere as popular as its German rivals, which makes spotting one out in the open a very rare occasion.

Yet, here’s one just sitting comfortably in a parking lot in Umag, Croatia, a small town that’s just 57 miles (92 km) away from Venice, though separated by the Adriatic Sea. The vehicle was caught on camera by spotter LironBain, and the Jag looks both elegant as well as menacing, which was the idea all along.

Jaguar squeezed 575 PS (567 HP) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque out of the car’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8, which is sufficient for a zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of just 4.4 seconds. Not as quick as BMW’s V12-powered M760Li, but still impressive, especially for a car this size.

Distinguishable features include a sportier front bumper, lower air intakes, the twin bonnet louvers, side skirts, a rear spoiler, the 20-inch Farallon gloss black wheels and ‘XJR575’ badging. This particular car is rocking either a Corris Grey or Carpathian Grey paint job – kind of hard to tell because of the lighting and all the reflections.

Bottom line, this is one fine looking executive saloon, and it’s nice to see that some people aren’t afraid to ignore the German establishment in favor of something much less popular.

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  • Earl Scheib

    Sports Limo? Do the passengers in the back have to strap in for the ride? This is a bit ridiculous.

  • Vassilis

    Cool car.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    it’s kind of ugly

    • Bo Hanan

      It was odd on day-1. It hasn’t aged well.

  • Alex

    German-plated ironically.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Much less popular because it simply isn’t as good. It’s been on the market for a really long time now, and still wasn’t as good as an S Class when it was released.

    I get the point of wanting to be different, but this just isn’t as good as the competition anymore.

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