Roadfly.com – 2011 Jaguar XJL Supersport Road Test & Review

Roadfly spent some well needed quality time with one of the all time great, luxury automobiles… a Jaguar. We specifically road tested the new 2011 Jaguar XJL Supersport. The “L” stands for long wheel base and the Supersport means there’s a 500 horsepower supercharged V8 under the hood.

Competitors to this wonderful British sports sedan include the Audi A8, the Porsche Panamera Turbo, the Bentley Flying Spur, and a few other luxury super cars.

When describing the interior the words that come to mind start with luxurious, sexy, functional, cool, and continue from there.

Engine

5.0-liter V8, dohc, 32-valve, supercharged

Transmission

Six-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control

Suspension

Unequal length wishbones, subframe-mounted coil springs, multi-link rear suspension, air springs

Brakes

Two-piston aluminum calipers, ventilated 380mm rotors (f) and 376mm rotors (r)

Dimensions

Length/Width/Height (in.): 206.6/74.6/57

Wheelbase: 124.3 in.

Curb Weight: 4,323 lb

MSRP: $112,000

Performance

Peak Power: 510 hp @ 6000 rpm

Peak Torque: 461 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

0-62 mph: 4.7 sec.

Top Speed: 150 mph (limited)

Host: Ross Rapoport

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Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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