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Jaguar Plans High-Wire Stunt With New 2016 XF

Jaguar Plans High-Wire Stunt With New 2016 XF

Jaguar is headed to the Big Apple where it will take the wraps off  the redesigned, second-generation XF sports sedan at the New York International Auto Show in April. But the excitement may really be next week, when Jaguar plans a huge high-wire stunt in London.

Jaguar says it’s teamed up with expert British stuntman Jim Dowdall, veteran of dramatic action stunts in movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, to perform a world first high-wire water crossing in the all-new Jaguar XF. The dramatic drive, across two 34mm-diameter wires suspended high above water, will highlight the lightweight and agile credentials of the new XF and will be streamed globally on its website.

The automaker has produced a short video to tease the event, watch it below.

Jaguar’s also released the first official teaser pictures of the new 2016 XF, which is based on the smaller XE.  One shows the top view of the car which shows a sizable sunroof, but not much else. An interior shot gives us more to look at. Jaguar says it will offer unrivaled levels of refinement, luxury, comfort and technology, along with segment-leading CO2 and efficiency figures delivering over 70mpg. It will be built on Jaguar’s new aluminum-intensive architecture at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich plant.

“I believe the all-new XF will be the best looking car in its class. Elegant, handsome and with proportions that imbue a great sense of integrity – the all-new XF will be true to the strong tradition of sporting Jaguar saloons while being completely of its time.” – Ian Callum, Director of Jaguar Design

The redesigned sedan goes on sale this fall. But we don’t recommend doing any high-wire stunts with it! Keep those to the experts.

XF was first launched in 2007 and is Jaguar’s biggest selling and most awarded car. The next generation XF is completely new from the ground up and will be the second Jaguar model to use the brand’s advanced aluminum-intensive architecture. The all-new XF will set new business segment benchmarks for weight and efficiency, resulting in class leading fuel economy figures of over 70mpg.

Jaguar is keeping mum on engine specifications, but it’s likely to get Jaguar’s 5.0-liter V8. Full technical details to be announced at New York Auto Show on April 1.

To watch the online debut next week on March 24th, head to Jaguar’s website.

Photo Credit: Jaguar