As the flagship vehicle of Jaguar’s lineup, the XJ has gone through many changes over the years, dating back to its introduction in 1968. The latest XJ model launched in 2009, and has continued as Jaguar’s most popular sedan, with a choice of a 5.0-liter V-8 engine or a turbocharged variant with the same specifications. Adding to the punch packed underneath the hood Jaguar has announced the addition of the Sport and Speed Packs. Each offer different features tailoring to those who need a little bit more of either, and both are available for the standard and long models.
The Sport Pack can be added to the XJ Supersport, and includes features like a front air splitter and rear spoiler, red brake calipers, and a boost in top speed to 174 mph. Without this the XJ is governed at 121 mph while the XJ Supercharged and Supersport are electronically limited at 155 mph. Other features include a glossy black radiator and lower grille accented with chrome, Supersport badging, and two choices of 20-inch wheels.
While all of the aforementioned features can be added to the XJ Supercharged a Speed Pack is also available for the upper-echelon trim. Some features included in the Speed Pack are heated and cooled leather sport seats, suede headliner, and a bright metal pedal kit. Other features include 20-inch wheels with a design only featured in the Speed Pack, a rear spoiler, and a glossy black grille with chrome accents.
These packages can be added onto a vehicle that already stands up with the best of them in its segment. The XJ Supercharged version produces 470 horsepower while the limited-production Supersport is responsible for 510 ponies. Jaguar claims the V-8 engine can pull the Supersport from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and is still able to side-step the government’s “gas-guzzler” tax for the time being.
If you had the choice between both packages which one would you choose, the Sport or Speed Pack? Tell us what you picked in the comment section below.