We knew it was coming, it was only a matter of time, but Jaguar have announced the all new Jaguar XJ 2018 model…

But that’s not the only thing that’s sparked out interest. Right at the top of the range with the new model is the new XJR575.

With a 0-60MPH time of an astonishing 4.2 Seconds coming from a 567BHP, 5.0L Supercharged V8, It’s no slouch…

It also has a top speed of 186MPH making it a viable competitor (if not winner) in it’s class.

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Available in the standard wheelbase bodystyle, the XJR575 reinforces the XJR’s standing as Jaguar’s fastest XJ saloon. Customers will be able to choose between two bespoke exterior colour finishes created at Special Vehicle Operations’ state-of-the-art Oxford Road facility: Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said: “The Jaguar XJ is the largest model in our saloon car line-up and retains the physical presence and graceful design customers expect from a Jaguar flagship. Anyone who sees this car immediately knows it is both great to drive and to sit in. The intricate details inside and out give owners and passengers the feeling that they are in the presence of something truly special.”

It can also be personalised to your very taste. From the rear spoiler, side sills, front bumpers and air intakes, all the way to what colour you want your brake calipers.

Inside the XJR575 features bespoke embossed tread plates, 575 intaglio and diamond-quilted seating available in Jet/Jet and Ivory/Jet colour options and finished with additional 575 branding.

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It also has gadgets, lots of them…

the central console now features a larger 10-inch touchscreen. As well as giving customers greater clarity, the bigger screen functions like a smartphone allowing occupants to pinch and zoom when using satellite navigation and create custom homepages for shortcuts to favoured features.

Jaguar’s saloon car line-up promises strong safety credentials and the 2018MY XJ features the latest intelligent safety technologies. Forward Traffic Detection is designed to assist drivers when forward visibility is restricted, for example when pulling out of blind junctions.Lane Keep Assist is able to determine the car’s lane position and monitor steering inputs. If the vehicle drifts out of its lane without indicating, the system applies gentle steering torque to correct the movement and prevent the unintended lane-change.

In addition, Driver Condition Monitor is able to identify periods of little or no steering activity followed by sudden or excessive inputs – a clear indication of driver fatigue – and display multi-stage visual warnings to prompt the driver to take a break.

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The 2018 Model Year XJ is available to order now from Jaguar UK retailers, priced from £59,995 on-the-road.

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