FirstDrive: Jaguar XJ Ultimate – Intro

From The Back Seats…
Engine / Performance
Driving / NVH

Being M today.


It’s pretty cool when a car seen in a Bond film ends up on the drive. The XJ for once wasn’t the bad guys choice in Skyfall, and although it’s not an Aston, it’s quite an upgrade from the Mondeo we’d previously had seen in Casino Royale!

Jaguar XJ Skyfall

We’ve got a slightly different take from yours truly this time with the XJ, the urge to record sounds on shaky videos had diminished and the focus was pretty much spent on the interior – especially from the back seats.

This is the top-of-the-range Ultimate model; and while I wasn’t sure if Jaguar XJ’s went beyond £100k new, it turns out this particular model retailed at…£122,000.

So, this is stark contrast to those days on the back seats of a Rover 100 then!

Spec: Ultimate LWB
Engine: 5.0 V8 Supercharged Petrol, 503bhp, 461lb ft
Transmission: 8-Speed Auto
Mpg: Official: 24.4mpg Achieved: 20mpg
Performance: 0-62mph: 4.9 Secs, 155mph
Colour: Ultimate Black

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