The image, published by UK publication Autocar, is believed to reveal the XFR-S Sportbrake in final production form ahead of the high-performance wagon’s anticipated unveiling and launch later this year.
The car in the leaked image features the same sports styling as the XFR-S Sportbrake prototype that was spied in July outside the Nurburgring in Germany, where Jaguar was completing high-speed testing.
The Sportbrake will inherit its major mechanicals from the XFR-S sedan, including its supercharged 404kW/680Nm 5.0-litre V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission.
The super station wagon is expected to either come close to or match the performance claims of the sedan, which boasts a 4.6-second 0-100km/h sprint and an electronically limited top speed of 300km/h.
The XFR-S Sportbrake will wear the 20-inch alloys and specially developed Pirelli tyres of the sedan, and is also expected to benefit from a number of the suspension and chassis tweaks developed for the four-door, including revised spring rates and retuned adaptive dampers, and recalibrated active electronic differential and stability control settings.
Jaguar Australia’s Bethany Allsop says the local division has no plans to offer the XFR-S Sportbrake in our market, opting to stick with the sedan only, which launched here late last year.