With the legendary and iconic XJ luxury sedan turning 50 years of existence on the market, the British based sports carmaker has dedicated a one-off variant called 2018 XJ50 Special Edition. It comes with special features at the exterior and high-end features inside the cabin. Performance wise, the carmaker has thrown in some punchy engines as well.
As a tribute paid to the first XJ that was released on the market in 1968, this special edition retains rather the same one-off body style along with “a low-slung cabin.” Unfortunately, we should have expected the same V12 engine under the hood, however, the carmaker decided to fit it with other mills.
Ian Callum, CEO of design at Jaguar, has mentioned about the car`s main attribute:
“Spanning half a century, the Jaguar XJ remains true to its heritage with a wonderful balance of beautiful design, intelligent performance and indulgent luxury that ensures it stands out from the crowd. This is a car worth celebrating and the XJ50 pays homage to a giant within the Jaguar brand that we believe is one of the world’s most stylish sporting saloons.”
As we can depict from the media gallery below, the 2018 Jaguar XJ50 Special Edition is highlighted by a choice of four colours at the exterior – Loire Blue, Rosello Red, Santorini Black and Fuji White, which perfectly blend in with the massive 20-inch Venom alloy wheels and anniversary badges. There is also the black front grille and the Autobiography-style front and rear bumpers, all making it extremely appealing and stylish.
Inside, customers are treated with the finest materials, like soft-grain diamond-quilted leather seats or embossed leather on the headrests. The XJ50 logo on the center console armrest provides more fine taste and feel. Other important highlights also refer to XJ50 illuminated sill plates, metal pedals or anodized paddle shifters.
Power comes from either a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with 250 kW or a 3.0-liter twin-turbo disele V6 pot with 221 kW. Orders for the special edition start this May, with prices to be announced at a later date.