2013 Jaguar XJ Supersport Road Test and Review: Introduction
Sir William Lyons, the founder of Jaguar, coined the phrase “space, pace and grace” to define the characteristics of the sedans (saloons, for those of you well versed in English-English) his company built. With the emergence of the Jaguar XJ Supersport, his successors have taken that phrase and expanded upon it in a most magnificent fashion.
The top performing Jaguar XJ model, there is but one other car on the Jaguar roster more exclusive; the new for 2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate (only 30 of which will be offered in the U.S.). This model takes all of the amenities you’re about to learn about from the Supersport and adds to them interior accoutrements fit for a luxurious corporate jet. Which, is not to say the interior of the XJ Supersport is lacking by any stretch of the imagination.
Reimagined as an all-new product for the 2011 model year, the Jaguar XJ Supersport offers luxury almost on par with a Rolls Royce and performance approaching that of a Bentley. However it does so in a package sized to blend with mainstream automotive offerings — rather than towering above them the way Rolls and Bentley does.
In other words, the gracefully stylish Jaguar XJ Supersport gives the luxury buyer the automotive equivalent of having their cake, eating it too, and having others nod in polite respect as they do so.