New Jaguar XF revealed in dramatic ‘high-wire’ stunt

Jaguar revealed its lighter XF with a �high-wire� water crossing in London.

Jaguar revealed its lighter XF with a �high-wire� water crossing in London. - Credit: supplied

Jaguar’s second-generation XF was revealed in a dramatic ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.

To demonstrate the car’s lightweight construction, the British luxury car-maker hired expert stuntman Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, to drive the all-new XF 240 metres across a high-wire.

The stunt took place high over the Royal Dock in London’s Canary Wharf.

Jaguar says its new XF is 80kg lighter than its closest competitor, resulting in best-in-class efficiency of more than 70mpg and CO2 emissions of 104g/km. Next month will see the public debut of the new XF but Jaguar is already boasting class-busting refinement and driving dynamics plus a raft of new technology to both entertain and keep occupants safe.

Following in the footsteps of the company’s flagship XJ, the new XF uses lots of lightweight aluminium.


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Although a little shorter and wider than its predecessor, this XF offers rear-seat passengers more head and legroom. It also benefits from Jaguar’s all-new range in-house designed and built engines which promise low CO2 and fuel consumption, with the range including company car-friendly diesels and high-power petrol V6s.

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