2007 Jaguar XJR Supercharged (X356)

Highlights


  • A lovely looking example of this, now, iconic supercharged, super-saloon
  • Presenting beautifully in Emerald Green Metallic over Champagne leather
  • Featuring the mighty 4.2L supercharged V8 for supercar slaying performance

The Appeal


The X350 Jaguar appeared in 2003 to become the firm’s third iteration of its range topping XJ saloon. Whilst the styling followed the “evolution not revolution” ethos, it was under the skin where so much had changed for the better. Most significantly, the car was now formed from an aluminium unibody construction, making it simultaneously 40% lighter and 50% stiffer than its predecessor.

Our XJR ticks all the boxes. Not only does it feature that fire breathing supercharged V8 upfront, but it presents beautifully in its sublime metallic green colourway. A recent re-import from the salt free roads of Japan it is in fine fettle throughout and packed with almost every conceivable refinement and driver aid of the period.

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The History and Paperwork


  • Produced in 2007 making this one of the last “X356” models
  • The car was originally supplied to Japan via the official Jaguar dealer network
  • The car was subsequently re-imported by the current vendor early in 2022
  • Our example was first registered in the UK in April 2022
  • Since its arrival the car has been fully aligned with UK specifications
  • This includes MPH speedo face, UK sat nav and full-sized number plate plinths
  • The current V5 is on hand in the name of the owner
  • The current, advisory free MOT is valid until April 2023
  • The vendor confirms the car will be sold with a new, full year’s MOT in place


The Interior


  • The cabin of this XJR presents as well as the exterior does
  • The sumptuous interior is trimmed in soft Champagne leather 
  • The luxurious ambiance is further enhanced by the liberal use of conker wood veneer
  • The “R” embossed front seats are double stitched in contrasting black thread
  • These commodious seats are three stage electrically heated
  • They are also fully electrically adjustable with a three-setting memory function for the driver
  • The electric pedals, steering column and exterior mirrors also benefit from this function
  • The rear cabin is no less well equipped and luxurious
  • The outer two rear seats are electrically heated
  • Privacy is afforded, when required, by retracting window blinds on all rear windows
  • A full entertainment system control unit is fitted to the centre armrest
  • Other refinements include an 11 speaker Alpine audio system
  • An electrically operated tilt and slide sunroof is also present
  • The big boot is trimmed in hard wearing grey carpet
  • This also plays home to the CD changer and satellite navigation DVD head-unit
  • The cabin leather has been professionally cleaned and treated with hide food

The Exterior


  • The XJR looks great in its metallic green colourway
  • There is a high metallic flake content to the paintwork which really catches the light
  • The condition of both paintwork and bodywork looks to be first class
  • The car seems to have really benefitted from a life in the more benign climate of Japan
  • The XJR rides on 20-inch Jaguar “Callisto” five-spoke alloy wheels
  • These appear to be in excellent condition all round
  • Their open-spoke design allows sight of the “R” emblazoned brake callipers
  • A matching set of quality Bridgestone Potenza tyres all round
  • The steel mesh grill insert helps to hint at the performance potential of the XJR
  • A signature Jaguar bonnet highly chromed leaper is also fitted
  • The quad bi-xenon headlamps complete with power washers complete the front end
  • No significant blemishes or imperfections were noted or reported
  • A full machine polish has been undertaken with ceramic sealer applied


The Mechanics


  • This car is fitted with the mighty 4.2L supercharged version of the AJ-V8 engine 
  • Designated as the AJ33S, this engine is supercharged and intercooled
  • This unit was originally rated at 395bhp and 400 Ib-ft of torque
  • Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox
  • Add to the mix that light aluminium body and advanced adaptive suspension
  • This helps endow the XJR with supercar rivalling performance when called upon
  • This originally gave the car a top speed limited to 155mph and a 5 second 0-60 time
  • All this delivered with the perfect blend or refinement and sporting cues
  • The under-bonnet presentation is also excellent – always a good sign 
  • The car is reported to have a full Japanese service history
  • Our vendor also thoroughly checks and maintains his cars before sale
  • As a result, the car is reported to be in an excellent mechanical condition

Summary


What makes the XJR so appealing is its hard-to-rival combination of sumptuous luxury and rip-snorting, supercharged performance. It’s a heady mix that is almost certain to beguile anyone with even a passing interest in cars and driving.

This is a pristine example, too, that ticks absolutely every box in terms of equipment, appointment, and quality. It is hard to think of another car that offers the same blend of attributes in such a fine looking and subtle package, and at such an attainable price point. Surely an enticing and great value ownership proposition for connoisseurs of fine, continent-crossing luxury saloons.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2007
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJR
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 49,145 Miles
  • Engine size 4196
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Isleworth
  • Location Middlesex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
30 bids
  • Mo•••• £13,750 12/02/23
  • gu•••• £13,500 12/02/23
  • Mo•••• £13,250 12/02/23
  • Mo•••• £13,000 12/02/23
  • gu•••• £12,750 12/02/23
  • Mo•••• £12,500 12/02/23
  • gu•••• £12,250 12/02/23
  • Mo•••• £12,000 12/02/23
  • gu•••• £11,750 12/02/23
  • Mo•••• £11,500 12/02/23

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