The Brand New XFR-S Is Jaguar's Fastest, Most Powerful Sedan Ever

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Going into this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Jaguar had revealed only a teaser shot of the XFR-S, its fastest and most powerful sedan ever.At its press conference on Wednesday, the opening day of the show, we were on scene for the big reveal.

While the XFR-S does not have Jaguar’s hallmark elegance, it delivers a huge 550 horsepower, and an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. It will hit to road next summer with a base price of $99,000.

Disclosure: Ford paid for our travel and lodging expenses to visit the LA Auto Show this year.

After introducing the F-Type for the first time in North America, Jaguar rolled out the XFR-S.

As soon as the press conference ended, journalists crowded on stage to take a closer look.

From the rear, it looks somewhat clunky, nothing like the iconic E-Type and new F-Type.

It's definitely not as sleek as most Jaguars, but it does look good in profile.

Under the hood is a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. The 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque are good for a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.4 seconds.

The front grille has the Jaguar logo and the R-S badge.

The 20-inch wheels are made of lightweight forged alloy and have Pirelli tires.

The wing on the back reduces lift on high speed drives.

Jaguar will produce just 100 in 2013, in blue, black, grey, white, and red.

Watch the video to see (and hear) the XFR-S in action.

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