At a Paris Motor Show in 1968, Jaguar denounced a XJ, an initial sedan that a brand’s co-founder Sir William Lyons described as a tavern that rubbed like an E-Type. Fifty years later, during a Beijing Motor Show, a British automaker debuted a Jaguar XJ50, a limited-edition various of a flagship sedan that commemorates a XJ’s golden anniversary and pays reverence to a model’s automotive advancements over a past 5 decades.
Four years after a debut, a strange XJ had risen to forlorn heights. At that time, it was a world’s usually mass production, 12-cylinder, four-door sedan. Capable of reaching 140 mph, a XJ was also a fastest four-door of a era. As a tip of a top to that accomplishment, a new XJ various can be given with possibly a 340 hp, three-liter V-6 (and a choice of possibly rear-wheel or all-wheel drive) or a 470 hp, 5-liter V-8 choice (available usually in rear-wheel drive). Appropriately, both engines are supercharged.
Aesthetically, a XJ50 boasts a handful of understated facilities that exhibit a disdainful status. A silken black grille with standout badges impersonate a front, while 20-inch diamond-turned wheels raise a sedan’s profile. Inside, a special book is versed with soft-grain, diamond-quilted seats (the headrests are embossed with a brand’s iconic leaping-jungle-cat logo); while a core armrest is branded with a commemorative XJ50 logo. Identical splendid badges liven adult a treadplates, while aluminum gearshift paddles and splendid steel pedals serve heed this anniversary indication from customary XJ sedans.
Like prior XJ generations, a XJ50 is extended by a practical instrument cluster and facilities a wraparound back windshield and unmistakable, cat claw–inspired back lights—two particular pattern cues innate from a imagination of Ian Callum, a brand’s pattern director.
The XJ50 will be accessible usually this year to coincide with a model’s anniversary year. Examples versed with a V6 engine start during $87,500, while a V8 various costs $99,300.