Friday, August 21, 2009

2010 Jaguar XJ makes its North American debut

Behold the all new 2010 Jaguar XJ as it makes its North American debut at Pebble Beach. Although we here at Carlyle Motor Club were snubbed on the invitation by the organizers of this event, we're sure it was just a slight oversight on one of the "higher-ups" part.

But we digress, as we've told you from our first encounter with the car a month ago, the new 2010 Jaguar XJ will be available in regular or extended wheelbase form, with one of three variations of the company's direct-injected 5.0 liter V8 underhood. The base models get a 385-horsepower normally-aspirated version; the XJ Supercharged gets boosted to 470 hp; and the top-of-the-line Supersport gets the XFR's 510-hp mill. Prices will range from a base of $72,500 to $115,000, making this one dear kitty. No matter the price, it's one striking sedan, and we can't wait to get some seat time soon.