Jaguar not only brought the standard XF to the New York Show, they also brought the most powerful version in the line-up - the XF-R. This model has received a unique, assertive styling treatment that further differentiates it from other XF models.
The 2012 XF-R will be distinguished by a more aggressive bodywork treatment, a new front grille, a new hood, modified front fenders, and redesigned LED taillights. An "R" letter has been placed on both the front and the rear of the car giving onlookers the proof they need to distinguish the more powerful Xf from the standard version. If the badge isn’t enough then they can always take a look at the new exhaust system with four end pipes for instant clarification.
Of course, the easiest way to tell that you are dealing with a more powerful kitten is checking out what’s under the hood. The XFR comes packing the same 5.0-liter V8 engine but gets supercharged to deliver 510 hp. This engine is mated to an electronically controlled, six-speed transmission with additional clutch plates. The power is just enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.