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2018 Jaguar XJR575 is an unexpected performance hero

575 horsepower yields a fleet-footed, 186-mph feline.

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Chris Paukert
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Jaguar's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 gets a 25-pony bump to 575 horsepower and comes with 517 pound-feet of torque.

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It goes from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The top speed is let out to 186 mph, the highest top speed of any XJ ever.

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Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has contributed two unique shades of paint just for the XJR575 -- Satin Corris Grey and Velocity Blue.

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The XJ's low-slung dash and Riva boat-inspired surround still looks great, even though it's been on the market since 2009.

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The belly of the 575-hp beast. No word on what (if any) mechanical changes were needed to extract the extra 25 horsepower.

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Even without the model-specific paint, you'll be able to spot an XJR575 by its unique front bumper and gloss-black air intakes, along with its side sills and subtle rear spoiler.

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It's unclear how far away an XJ replacement model is. In the short term, Jaguar seems to be focusing on building out a line of crossover SUVs instead.

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The aluminum-bodied Jaguar XJ has always been a surprisingly great handler, and the XJR575 is expected to keep up the tradition.

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Quilted leather seats look the business.

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Model-specific scuff plates shout "XJR575" loud and proud.

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