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Jaguar Announces the XJ Sport and Speed Taxis for the Nurburgring

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A 510hp Jaguar XJ Supersports model is available for hot laps on the Nurburgring.

The Nurburgring, Germany's famous, historic and open-to-the-public race track, is receiving yet another taxi for hot laps around the 'Ring. In addition to the recently-announced BMW M5 (F10), Jaguar has just launched their XJ Supersports model. The long-wheelbase Jag XJ is equipped with both the Sport and Speed pack options, complete with track-spec features like four-point harnesses, four racing seats, bespoke roll cage, front splitter and rear spoiler.

Power output of its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 is rated at 510hp and 461 lb-ft of torque, good for a top speed of 174mph and a 0-62mph sprint of 4.9 seconds. "We found it's the XJ Supersport that most often surprises journalists with its speed simply because they perceive it to be a large luxury car. The XJ is both those things, of course, but its aluminum architecture means it's rigid and lightweight too, which make it a very good car on track. To underline that fact, our engineering team created this special Nurburgring taxi version in which our trained drivers can safely take passengers on very hot laps!" said Jaguar's head of global communications Frank Klass.

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The Jaguar XJ Supersport LWB is finished in matte gray and rides a set of gloss-black 20-inch wheels with red brake calipers. Pricing for the taxi service has yet to be released.