2011 Jaguar XJ L Supercharged: The Hottest Cat on the Road | Rumble Seat by Dan Neil – WSJ.com

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I clearly remember the nearly one year ago when I laid eyes on Jaguar’s new XJ and felt as though I’d impaled on some gorgeous tusk. What a fantastic automobile. On any aesthetic scale care to calibrate—modernity, chic, grace, raw carnality—this thing obliterates the competition, just their bones.

Fee-fi-fo-fum, I the blood of Bavarians.

WSJ’s Seat columnist Dan Neil you a look at Jaguar’s XJ, which he could be bought on looks But besides aesthetics, the XJ boasts and sophistication equal to its German

It does. Actually, it’s a Hugely civilized, desperately drenched in high-tech amenities and with the kind of spirit and de vivre than makes the German products look Amish, the new Jag is now the presumptive favorite in the premium sedan category.

Put another way: If you buy anything you need a dog and a white cane.

Of Jaguar—a relatively small and a veritable fountain of red ink, now by the Indian conglomerate Tata—does not the engineering resources of Audi, BMW or BMW probably has 100 engineers working on holders and glove-box dampers. The Jag offer the tomorrow tech of the LS600h hybrid.

The XJ’s 5.0-liter V8s—naturally aspirated horsepower) or supercharged (470 hp or 510 not quite as highly evolved as twin-turbo powerplants, nor does the car as many forward gears as the 7-series (the Jag has only six I suppose in a five-way geek-off the cars’ navigation and multimedia the Jag’s might not be quite as and refined.

Jaguar XJ

If these small, technical are dispositive for you, then I you to get out of the house more often. The new particularly like the long-wheelbase (206.6 inches overall 5 inches longer than the car)—is a brilliant automobile and the example of a consumer item reaches beyond design art.

Here’s a quick styling The most pronounced element of the car is its coupe-like silhouette, which is a of where the roofline lands on the deck. The car is almost a four-door

The blacked-out rear pillars have the effect of making the aka the rear window, look a wraparound piece. The roof of the car is almost completely black flowing into the black of the windshield. And all of this provides a backdrop for the body-colored roof and the car’s most heroic flourish, the elongated chrome reaching around the side a dramatic teardrop of mercury.

There were moments I to kiss this section of the or take it home and throw it in bed me.

Inside the Jaguar XJ

Hugely desperately fast and drenched in amenities, the new Jaguar XJ is now the presumptive in the full-size premium sedan Here’s a closer look.

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