Jaguar launched its XF compact sports saloon and it surely is a feast for the eyes of all automobile lovers out there.
Veteran movie stunt driver Jim Dowdell drove the new model across two carbon fiber cables – barely thicker than an inch – 240-metres across the Royal Dock in London's Canary Wharf demonstrate the car’s lightweight credentials and agility.
The stunt, apparently, set a record for the world’s first high-wire water crossing in a car.
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Apart from its aluminum-intensive construction, the XF comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen that runs on a quad-core processor, solid-state drive (SSD), and Ethernet connection, making it – as the automaker claims – “the most advanced car Jaguar has ever offered.”
“The dramatic drive across two 34mm-diameter wires suspended high above water, highlights the lightweight and agile credentials of the new XF,” said a company spokesperson.
“The next generation XF is completely new from the ground up and will be the second Jaguar model to use the brand's advanced aluminum-intensive architecture,” Jaguar claims, adding the sedan will deliver “an unrivalled blend of refinement, fuel economy, dynamics and design, resulting in class leading fuel economy figures of over 70mpg.”
Full technical details will only be available after the car's official unveiling at the 2015 New York Motor Show on April 1.