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Jaguar XF revealed in high-wire stunt in London


The all-new Jaguar XF has been revealed during a ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.
British stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies including James Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the all-new Jaguar XF 240 metres across a high-wire designed to demonstrate its lightweight aluminium-intensive construction.

The new XF is 80kgs lighter than its closest competitor, resulting in best-in-class efficiency (over 70mpg) and CO2 (104g/km).

The feat took place high over the Royal Dock in London’s Canary Wharf.  Footage of the drive can be viewed here:

The XF will make its motor show debut in New York on April 1.

Ian Callum, director of design of Jaguar, said: “In creating the all-new XF, as a design team we have been driven by discipline, the discipline of simplicity.

"Every exterior line on the XF has a clear purpose – nothing is superfluous. Achieving that simplicity takes time and requires great determination; it’s all too easy to add lines to a car, but much harder to add character by leaving lines out.

“Inside too, we have been driven by the desire to ensure the XF’s cabin is as comforting as it is comfortable. New technology, including our new 10.2-inch touchscreen, is combined carefully with materials that cosset and reassure. The all-new XF has a clear sense of calm and strength, both outside and inside – and I’m proud of my team for delivering that.”

Watch the video of the stunt below or check out our image gallery, here.

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