All you car-noisseurs might be asking yourself where you’ve seen Jaguar’s luxury gem? Well it’s no secret the 2011 Jaguar XJ made an appearance in Jay-Z’s latest “On to the Next One” music video. Besides the mainstream publicity, the XJ is probably the only vehicle that can outperform and outshine the biggest hip-hop star in his own video. Denying this stunning beauty that much clout would be blasphemous.
The ’11 XJ is embodied in top-notch machinery and driving features, from its 6-speed automatic transmission to its Xenon headlights with LED trademarks. Jaguar’s 5L V8-engine roars 385hp at 650rpm, with torque reaching 380 ft-lbs. at 3500 rpm. A fuel tank capacity of nearly 22 gallons pushes 19’ Aleutian alloy wheels through long distance travels, settling rear passengers comfortably.
An interior dipped in phosphor blue halo illumination and mood lighting, the setting once you engage Jaguar’s Smart Key System with Keyless start and entry, will pretty much resemble the same elegance as a MacBook Screensaver. Hide from the heavy sunrays with a panoramic roof with electrically operated blinds, or enjoy the soft grain leather heating and cooling front/rear seats. Include a full color HD touch-screen with standard navigation system and the optional 120-watt Bowers & Wilkins audio system, the ’11 XJ pretty much sells itself.
The short-wheelbase 5.0-liter model pushes a $72,500 price tag, while the long-wheelbase settles in at $115,000. Either way, owning the ’11 XJ will literally catapult you up the big dog chain. Will you have your chips stacked this Spring?