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Jaguar XJ Gains Two Performance Packages

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar has announced two new packages to enhance the performance of its flagship XJ sedan for 2012. The Speed Pack is available on the 2012 Jaguar XJ Supersport, and increases its top speed while adding unique interior and exterior details. The Sport & Speed Pack is available on the 2012 Jaguar XJ Supercharged and includes similar interior and exterior updates, as well as a higher top speed and unique upholstery choices. Both will debut at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, according to Left Lane News.

The XJ Supersport reigns at the top of Jaguar’s lineup, and packs 510 horsepower from its supercharged V8 engine. Opting for the Speed Pack will increase its electronically-governed top speed form 155 mph to 174 mph. Jaguar XJ Supersport models with the Speed Pack will also gain a front splitter and a rear spoiler, red brake calipers, unique 20-inch wheels and the option of black interior upholstery with red stitching.

Opting for the XJ Supercharged with the Sport & Speed Pack will likewise increase its governed top speed from 155 mph to 174 mph, though the XJ Supercharged only has 470 horsepower. This package includes the same exterior details as the Supersport’s Speed Pack, in addition to an upgraded “suedecloth” headliner in black or off-white, bright metal pedals, sport-style seats with 18-way adjustments, heating, cooling and ventilation, as well as black or off-white upholstery with contrasting stitching.

Though Jaguar hasn’t announced the price of either of these packages, it’s safe to assume that both will add significantly to the XJ’s price. The XJ Supercharged starts at $88,600, and the XJ Supersport starts at $111,200, so neither will be inexpensive. These two packages will be available on long-wheelbase models as well, according to Inside Line, but there’s no word on when 2012 XJ models will be available at dealerships.

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