The Jaguar XJ Ultimate has been introduced to meet the exacting needs of an ever demanding clientele.
Based on the long-wheelbase XJ the ‘Ultimate’ it targeted at an exacting clientele who prefers to be chauffeured with the careful attention being paid to the needs of the rear-seat passengers. There are two bespoke seats in the rear trimmed in semi-aniline premium natural leather with power adjustment and recline, lumbar support, massage function and climate controls.
A table, machined from solid aluminium with piano-black and chrome detailing, rises up from the centre console at the touch of a button to provide a working area, its role supplemented by the provision of two third-generation HD iPads with wireless keyboards that are housed in bespoke leather-trimmed docks in the rear of the front seats.
Switching the focus from business to pleasure is the bespoke champagne chiller mounted between the two rear seats. This cools the bottle to what experts agree (7°C-10°C) is the perfect temperature before ‘presenting’ it forwards when the chiller is opened. Two specially commissioned champagne flutes reside in a purpose made cabinet beneath the centre table.
A full rear seat entertainment package has been fitted with twin headrest screens and wireless headphones completes the experience in combination with a new 20-speaker surround sound in-car entertainment system developed by British audio experts Meridian.
The exterior has been subtly applied with unique 20-inch Maroa forged alloy wheels complimented by new oval tailpipe finishers in polished stainless steel that echo the front air intakes and a discreet metal ‘Ultimate’ badge underneath the ‘XJ’ nameplate. The ‘Ultimate’ badging is repeated in the power vents set into the front wings.
The first 20 Ultimate models made will be painted in Celestial Black, but clients can also order their car in Polaris White – and any colour in between. In addition to an exclusive extended palette of paint colours, including a new ‘chromaflare’ range, XJ Ultimate customers can order their car colour-matched to any shade of their choosing on provision of a suitable sample for a true bespoke experience.
There is a choice of engines of XJ Ultimate, it can be specified with Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine or the existing 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, and the excellent 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel that we tested recently. All engines drive through an eight-speed automatic transmissions.
We currently do not know when you can order the XJ Ultimate or prices, but we will up date you as soon as we know.Published 23 April 2012