Official: Speedboat Concept for Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Car News, Jaguar — By MR on October 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm — No Comments
Jaguar Cars has today unveiled a new styling concept at the international driving debut of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Named the Concept Speedboat by Jaguar Cars, the British have tried to incorporate their design DNA in a speedboat.
Jaguar consulted with a yacht design specialist and a bespoke design project management company throughout the development of the Concept Speedboat. It has a gel coat fiberglass hull finished on top with a natural teak decking. This is split by a carbon fiber fin, inspired by the iconic Jaguar D-Type. The red 2+1 cabin follows the sporting character of Jaguar cars. The fuel filler caps are inspired by the Series 1 XJ. A polished aluminium propeller and pop-up mooring post complement the design.
The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake competes against the big German manufacturers, Mercedes E-Class Estate, Audi’s A6 Avant and BMW’s 5-Series Touring. The 2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be offered with only diesel engined options. This means a 2.2 liter I4 Diesel with 204hp and a 3.0 liter V6 Diesel with both 240hp and 275hp options. The XF Sportbrake gets a totally new rear end from the B-pillar back. The extended roofline allows the rear passengers 4.8 inches extra headroom and a 1,675 liter load capacity.