Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake on the road to Geneva

In pursuit of the revered German super-estates, Jaguar has foregone the usual, structured reveals of its performance models and jumped straight in at the deep end with the launch of the XFR-S Sportbrake – all 550HP of it...

Until now, the crowning variant of the XF Sportbrake range has been a 3.0-litre diesel – but rather than build on that by steadily releasing S and R versions, Jaguar will instead use the Geneva Motor Show to reveal the monstrous R-S version of its only estate car.

Though its shares a drivetrain with its saloon sibing, the XFR-S Sportbrake seems ready to embrace its role as the more practical, less brash family member. Gone is 'French Racing (or as we like to call it, 'Smurf') Blue' from the colour palette, to be replaced by a more subtle 'Ultra Blue' – while the huge spoiler has thankfully been exchanged for a more coherent rear wing. 

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