To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Sir William Lyons’ birth, the Jaguar XJR 100 was introduced in 2001.
Only 500 were built, all in Anthracite exterior color with charcoal leather upholstery and 5-speed automatic gearbox. This limited edition model was based on the XJR (X308) and featured a supercharged 370 hp 4.0 litre V8-motor (with Eaton Supercharger).
Performance was mind-blowing for a large luxury saloon. 0-60 mph took 5.1 seconds, 0-100 km/h 5.3 seconds and the top speed was limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
1968-1992: XJ Mark I: Series I (1968-1973), II (1973-1979) and III (1979-1992).
1986-2003: XJ Mark II: XJ40 (1986-1994), X300 (1994-1997) and X308 (1997-2003).
2003-2009: XJ Mark III: X350 (2003-2007) and X358 (2007-2009).
2009- …: XJ Mark IV: X351, which was a total change of style and marked the end of the famous XJ-body.
So basically the Jaguar XJR 100 was one of the last XJ Mark II-models, making it an even more sought-after model.
This particular car is one of the 5 Dutch XJR 100’s, with only 50,225 km.
Like stated above it features black metallic paint with black leather “autolux” upholstery. Red stitching featured throughout the interior gives a sporty touch complemented by the leather-covered sports steering wheel and MOMO shift knob. The grey birdseye maple wood is a sports variant of the tradional wood featured in XJs.
The heated and perforated sports seats are 12-way electric adjustable and feature three memory positions. The rear passengers can enjoy their heated seats and the elongated centre console.
Parking sensors, an Alpine audio system and DVD navigation system are the additional proof of Jaguar’s reputation of British luxury.
On the outside the impressive 19-inch “Montreal”-style wheels with red Brembo brake-calipers discretely underline the power of this XJR. Subtle 100-emblems are featured on both the inside and the outside.
Being a Jaguar XJ-fan, for me this car resembles a true pinnacle in XJ-history.
I envy the future owner of this car, because he/she will drive an ultimate expression of British luxury and discrete power in one of the most renowned car designs. If you are thinking of buying this car… don’t hesitate, drive it.
This Jaguar XJR is being offered by Auto Leitner (NL).