Render: 2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

Not long after a mysterious Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake prototype was spotted testing at the Nurburgring recently, an awesome rendering by Khalil Bouguerra has appeared showcasing just how this upcoming, high-performance sedan will look from the rear.

Just as the recent spyshots showed, the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake features a significantly lower ride than the current XF Sportbrake range. Additionally, the car pictured here and the real car will feature quad exhaust pipes at the rear as well as a much more aggressive rear bumper incorporating a black or carbon fiber rear diffuser.

The XFR-S delivers 550hp and 680Nm from its 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine. This is 40hp and 55Nm higher than the XFR. A sprint from 0 to 100km/h is done in 4.6 seconds and the top speed is 300km/h. A new exhaust system improves the sound track of the fastest and most powerful sedan Jaguar has ever produced.

The engine is linked to a ZF eight-speed transmission, which adapts itself to the driver. When operating in automatic mode, the transmission can detect the manner in which the car is being driven by monitoring acceleration and braking, cornering forces, throttle and brake pedal activity, road load and kickdown request. On detecting a more enthusiastic driving style, the transmission will automatically make the gearshifts more aggressive and move the upshift point higher in the rev range. It will even adapt and check if you have the correct gear selected when you enter a turn.

[Via Khalil Bouguerra]

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