Posted Feb 14th 2013 4:00PM
Exclusivity is the name and high-performance is its game when you're addressing Jaguar's new 2014 XFR-S sports sedan. We've been told to expect only 20 ultra rare copies of this sporty Jag to be sold in Canada, making this one of the most exclusive Jaguars ever.
Performance is sprightly thanks to a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 unit that spins out 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. These figures constitute a serious bump in power of 40 horsepower and 41 lb-ft of torque over the already fast Jaguar XFR.
The Toronto Auto Show marks this British brute's only planned Canadian show appearance, so if you happen to be at the Toronto show, be sure to check it out - it's unlikely you'll come across one on the street with only 20 sedans floating around our entire country. The XFR-S is set to go on sale in early summer 2013, starting at a base price of US$99,000 each (Canadian pricing yet to be confirmed).
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The XFR-S model is the fastest and most powerful sedan Jag has ever produced. While we at Autoblog Canada will reserve final judgment until we've unleashed it on track, the XFR-S is expected to make for a fine track-day weapon - easily running with the likes of BMW's M5 sedan, Audi's RS series sports cars and Mercedes C63 AMG / E63 AMG models.
This is the second model in the ultra-high performance R-S range, joining the XKR-S in the English stable. It's clear that Jaguar intends to make a dent in the high-performance sports car segment.
Occupants will enjoy the typical style and craftsmanship of British coach-builders while enjoying a base-kicking 825-watt, 18-speaker surround-sound system from British audio brand Meridian. Should you run out of music, occupants can be entertained by turning all electronic driving aids off, and driving out the side windows.
Red lights will be much more appealing thanks to a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. Stay in the go pedal and you'll eventually arrive at a top speed of 299 km/h (186 mph). Take a closer look at it in the video below.