The Jaguar XJ Sport Pack is now available for all of XJ range (except the XJ SC) – it comprises of new 20 inch 'Venom' alloy wheels – red painted brake callipers – aerodynamic styling to the front and rear plus optional sport seats for the front and the rear. The radiator grill has a gloss black mesh finish with the same treatment applied to the lower air opening and side vents.
The front seats are Jaguar's performance version trimmed in soft grain leather which feature enlarged side bolsters – to keep you in place. Active ventilation supplies heated or chilled air as required to each individual front seat. There are even machined stainless steel pedals engraved with the Jaguar name.
The rear seats have been trimmed to match the front and the Sport specification will be offered in two purposeful colours of Jet over Jet or Jet over Ivory. The Piano Black trim that highlights certain touch surfaces in the XJ is contrasted in the Sport specification by subtly applied carbon-fibre highlights
The front of the XJ gains an aerodynamic splitter beneath the bumper to direct air beneath the car to reduce lift, and at the rear the boot lid lip has been extended to ensure a clean separation of air from the trailing edge of the bodywork.
The aerodynamic enhancement of the Sport Pack allow supercharged XJ models to be additionally offered with the XJ Speed Pack, which raises the limited top speed from 155mph to 174mph, turning the supercharged XJ models into the fastest saloons the company has ever built. The only changes necessary was to recalibrated engine management system, reworked software for the innovative virtual instrument display and adjust the tyre pressure monitoring system to take into account the heat generated by extra 19 mph top speed.Published 10 November 2011