Jaguar XJ Supersport takes on the Nurburgring, as a Taxi!
That's right, the latest addition to Jaguar's fleet at its Nürburgring Nordschleife engineering test center is the Jaguar XJ Supersport with Sport and Speed Pack option packages. This is the brand's very first taxi at the racetrack three-time Formula 1 champion Jackie Stewart called “The Green Hell.”
The Jaguar XJ Supersport, with Sport and Speed Pack option packages, obviously has a bit more ability than a traditional taxi though.
For instance the XJ Supersport is based on Jaguar's latest all-aluminum long wheelbase and Jaguar's “Nürburgring taxi” boasts 505-horsepower from its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. It can achieve a top speed of 174mph. It doesn't have a fare meter though, which I don't think many passengers will mind.
"We’ve been running a successful Nürburgring driving program from our Nordschleife engineering test center now for some time, as it’s the very best place to demonstrate the dynamic abilities of the current Jaguar XF, XJ and XK models.” said Frank Klaas, Global Head of Communications, of Jaguar and Land Rover brands.
Finished in non-standard matte-grey paint with the exterior Sport Pack, the Jaguar Nürburgring taxi is specified with the Speed Pack. This raises its electronically limited top speed from 155mph to 174mph. Otherwise the Jaguar taxi is a mechanically standard XJ Supersport (without the Speed Pack option.)