In terms of exterior styling, a lot has changed. The 2014 XJR is now equipped with quad exhausts and forged 20-inch alloy wheels. Those wheels will be shrouded in bespoke Pirelli rubber. As far as the front styling goes, a new bumper and side skirts have been fitted along with a subtle trunk mounted spoiler. No XKR-S GT massive wing here.
According to Jaguar, the suspension has been re-engineered over the previous generation, lending a more sporty ride without sacrificing comfort. These advances are aided in part by a new electronic rear differential and modified Dynamic Stability Control unit.
Interior changes are minor, at best. As with the previous model, “R” logos are embossed on the seats along with a choice of carbon fiber or piano black cabin accents. Power is dereived from the Jaguar supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine, good for 550 HP and 502 lb-ft of torque. Sixty mph will come up in just under 4.5 seconds, with the help of an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
We will bring you more as the New York Auto Show opens to the press.