What lies be­neath

THE JAGUAR XF SU­PER­CHARGED IS NOW A FIRM CON­TENDER IN THE LUX­URY SALOON MAR­KET, BUT STILL OF­FERS A TOUCH OF THAT COOL BRI­TAN­NIA JUST UN­DER THE SUR­FACE. VIR­TUOZ­ITY DRIVES IT IN THE UK TO GET UN­DER ITS FLOW­ING SKIN

Virtuozity - - Automobiles -

Jaguar has al­ways pro­vided the world with ex­cit­ing cars, from the S-type, which was so loved by Lon­don’s vil­lains and po­lice, through to the glo­ri­ous XJS coupe, which played such an el­e­gant sup­port­ing role to Roger Moore’s Saint. Each Jaguar has had a slightly rogu­ish un­der­belly, be­ly­ing its gen­tle­men’s club per­sona.

But with the original XF, launched back in 2007, all that was swept away. Gone was the stuffy dis­guise, gone was the soft sus­pen­sion that had slowly seeped into the brand dur­ing the ‘eight­ies and ‘nineties. This was bang up to date and the gear se­lec­tor was sim­ply a nod to moder­nity, de­spite its time­less at­trac­tion.

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