Jaguar has provided a potent engine for the XF-R in the form of a 5.0 litre V8 with a whirling supercharger plugged into it plus an uprated 6 speed automatic gearbox. The engine produces 510bhp and 625Nm. In comparison the previous generation S Type R, the XF-R's spiritual predecessor, made 399bhp from its 4.2 litre supercharged engine. For this power the XF-R gives back a 0 - 60 time of 4.7 seconds. A combined fuel economy of 12.5l/100km/23mpg UK/18.8mpg U.S is stated by Jaguar.
In terms of specification, Jaguar did not skimp on features for their new top-of-the-range XF. 20 inch alloy wheels are coupled with larger ventilated disc brakes. A new body kit featuring wider side skirts and a bonnet with louvers gives the car a more purposeful stance even when standing still. There's a new front end with a shiny upper mesh grille and a black lower mesh grille. The XF-R also has a new rear spoiler and four round tailpipes. The "R" moniker placed on the four brake calipers as well as the rear end.
Interior comes with soft grain leather as standard, adjustable sports seats and a dark chequered aluminium trim on the dash. The "R" is also seen just above the glove box and at the bottom of the steering wheel. The XF-R will come with a choice of eight exterior colours including one called Salsa.