Neiman Marcus is a luxury specialty retail department store always ready with special cars for the holiday season. The thing is that whatever these guys have on offer is being sold like hotcakes. This time around, Neiman Marcus chose the supercharged version of the 2010 Jaguar XJL and the 50 units on offer were sold in a record time of four hours and four minutes.
These limited edition cars were finished in an exclusive Celestial Black metallic paintjob and were glorified on the inside with custom navy and ivory leather upholstery and Zebrano matte wood trim. Not to mention that the 20-inch alloy wheels further make the limited edition look special. Talk about the engine capacity and this limited edition scorcher is fitted with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of churning 470hp and 424 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated with a six speed automatic transmission and courtesy of this combination, the car clocks 60mph in 4.9 seconds whilst maxing out at 155mph.
The Limited Edition 2010 Jaguar XJL was priced at $105,000, with the standard selling at $90,500. Not a bad deal, eh?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you definitely know that when released off the production lines, the all new Jaguar XJ will be a scorcher, however, the fact is that an aspirer needs to stack his pockets with an estimated £62,000 to get one of those devils home.
But there’s light at the end of the tunnel as Jaguar has teamed up with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and in a charitable effort you can can contribute £125 to the NSPCC (registered as a single entry) and actually win the first Jaguar XJ. Jaguar has had a long term alliance with NSPCC and continuing furthermore on that bonding, Jaguar is keen to raise £1m for the NSPCC’s helplines.
The £125 entry has no limit as the same individual can have as many numbers of entries as desired. Jaguar is supporting NSPCC’s three year Child’s Voice Appeal program to raise £50m for its helplines and hence benefit more and more number of children by reaching out to NSPCC directly. The Jaguar Prize Competition to support the cause runs until 25 November and the winner will be made public on December 1. The only requirement is that the entrants will be required to answer three questions about the upcoming XJ to stand a chance of winning the first production ready Jaguar XJ.
The entry level XE roadster from Jaguar is finally coming to terms with reality. It is now being told that the Jaguar XE will be manufactured and will have a rectangular grille which is found on the XF and XJ sedans. Speculations are that an E-type grille will surface sometime in the future. Also, the design team is still not sure about the size of the latest XK as they believe that a larger model could challenge the likes of the Maserati GranTurismo as a genuine four-seater. Others challenge the change saying that the XK should remain true to its present size. What we affirm is that both models will use XK’s aluminum chassis. [via WCF]
German tuners Arden have given a preview on what their package for the Jaguar XJ has in store. As they released renderings show, the Arden XJ 351 is likely to get a new front spoiler and more angled side sills. But the tuning program cannot of course end with just the front spoiler; you can expect Arden to increase the car’s performance with a retuned engine, powertrain, and a new exhaust. Other changes may include a new suspension, brakes, rear spoiler and 21-inch tires to the package. Also included may be certain cosmetic changes like a new gear lever, aluminum pedals, and floor mats.
In an attempt to take on the German competitors, Jaguar have just introduced their super luxury sedan — the all-new Jaguar XJ model. The Brits took the wraps off their new model in an exclusive event at the Saatchi Gallery in London and promised that the new Jaguar XJ is going to do its best to become the new class-leader in a segment led by the BMW 7 Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Audi A8 and the Lexus LS. With an amazing exterior that uses an aerospace-inspired aluminium body architecture and featuring a bunch of powerful engines the 2010 Jaguar XJ is slated for an impressive debut. Right now the XJ is available for pre-order and deliveries will begin early 2010.
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If you’ll end up for a couple of days in London you’ll see that these guys take cars really serious. Except for the Police. While I stayed 3 days in the city I *failed* at seeing supercars with the Police signs on them. Apparently, things are about to change because Jaguar UK is going to come up with a specil XF Diesel S model especially for the force. Stylish looks and good performances, the car is one fine addition to the motorpool. It runs on a 3-liter diesel engine that sends it naught to 60mph in 5.9 seconds and achieves a 42mpg.The first ever Police-spec XF is currently being evaluated by Police forces across the country, but I havea feeling it’s going to stick with them …
The wicked folks from Arden came out with an exquisite styling package that will transform the Jaguar XJ from an elegant saloon into an eye catching sedan that stuns with its sporty performances. Dubbed the Arden AJ14 Noble Cat, it includes a new front bumper with two small spoiler lips, twin LED lights, a new stainless steel mesh grille, a new diffuser in the back and beautiful “Zelem One” wheels that steal the show. We’re certainly sold on anything that screams class and adds a touch of speed.
For a car that doesn’t exist, Jaguar’s XJ220 looks amazing. Though still a rumor, the Brits are expected to revive their amazing sports car (that ruled from 1992 to 1994) and it may look like the renderings in here. With some wide air intakes that dominate the front, a sleek oval grille and stylish ultra-efficient LED headlamps, Jaguar XJ220 is expected to “kill” Audi’s R8 and if anyone’s interested, we think they have a shot. Under the hood, there’s a 503-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine from the XFR model, that goes naught to 60mph in less than four seconds and tops at 230mph. It’s an amazing design so we can only hope we’ll get this beauty running on our streets, but that looks like an expensive ride. Isn’t it? [via AutoExpress]