It wasn’t all that long ago that Jaguar dropped the R moniker from their XJ lineup of luxury limousines and replaced it with the Vanden Plas and Super V8 series Jaguars. So there are still enough Jaguar enthusiasts out there that thirst for a next generation XJ-R . The Jaguar XJ has been completely redesigned for the 2010 model year and with the impressive makeover, the English automaker has announced that they will indeed bring back the high performance R version of the XJ much like the current XK-R and XF-R models. At the moment this is still just speculation, however the folks at Auto Gesport have taken it upon themselves to come up with this rendering of what a 2010 XJ-R might look like.
When it does come to market, the XJ-R would follow the same treatment as the other R models with features like larger intakes in the front bumper, meatier rubber and massive set of stoppers to bring the 500+ HP supercharged XJ to a halt from what will most certainly be incredible speeds. You can also expect a bit more lightweight carbon fiber to find its way into the new car adding an additional element of sport to the new car. When the future XJ-R does arrive in showrooms, it will compete head to head with other full size luxury sport saloons like the Audi S8 and the Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG . And with a 0 to 60 MPH sprint time of less than 5 seconds it just might give a few other dedicated sports cars a run for their money as well.