Jaguar has really got its game face back of late and the XJ is the epitome of all things that are great with the big cat at the moment.
Okay, so we might be slightly biased – but seriously, could you really line the new Ian Callum-designed masterpiece up against the likes of the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes S-Class or the Audi A8 and not be won over by the Jag’s lines?
Still not convinced – well, take a look at this – the Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept.
Created by the design team to celebrate 75 years of the marque, the XJ75 takes a common LWB XJ and builds on it like never before.
With matte white paint and black highlights, stunning 22-inch brushed alloy wheels and deeper sills and bumpers all round – the XJ75 certainly stands out from the crowd.
The boys have outdone themselves on the interior with pearlescent finishing, diamond-stitched suede and a large dosage of beautiful purple lining the centre console and glove box.
To complete the look in the cabin, a British-designed – but Swiss-made – clock from watch-maker Bremont has been installed in the middle of the dashboard.
Under the bonnet is the familiar 5.0-litre engine that sees service in a number of Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover products – here it’s supercharged to 470bhp and 424lb ft of torque.
The XJ75 gets its first public airing at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in California this weekend and if the reception from the wealthy visitors goes down as well as Jaguar hopes, then we could be seeing a showroom-ready version of this car very soon indeed.