Road Tests Real world tests of Jaguar XFR vs Audi RS 5

0-60mph

At launch, Jaguar claimed the XFR could hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and the quarter mile in 13.1 seconds, which, if possible, would indeed make this 4300-pound, leather-swathed sport sedan one quick feline.
Jaguar XFR | by MotorTrend (Jun, 2009)

Top speed

Even as the needle is swinging past 135 mph, the blown eight is still pulling like it has no idea that its top speed is an artificially limited 155 mph.
Jaguar XFR | by AutoBlog (Jul, 2012)

Top Gear track time

Zero to 60 mph comes in 4.4 seconds, 0 to 100 takes 9.8, and the standing quarter is breached in 12.7 seconds at 114 mph.
Jaguar XFR | by Car and Driver (Jun, 2009)

1/4 mile

The driving sophistication is high, and some test numbers we managed to quickly extract during the XFR’s introduction are 10 degrees north of wow: 4.3 seconds to 60 mph, a quarter-mile pierced in 12.7 seconds at 115 mph.
Jaguar XFR | by Car and Driver (May, 2009)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Jaguar XFR

Reasons to consider the
Jaguar

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,500 RPM vs 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $100k vs $78k Around 30% more expensive harder to own
Significantly better drag coefficient 0.29 vs 0.34 Around 15% better drag coefficient
More powerful engine 503 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 450 HP @ 8,250 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 4,163 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Side view of Audi RS 5

Reasons to consider the
Audi RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic

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Lighter curb weight 4,045 lb vs 4,305 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Jaguar XFR  vs
Audi RS 5 
Brand Jaguar Audi
Price 100,031 77,900
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2013
City mileage 15 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 22 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.56 lb/hp 8.99 lb/hp
Maximum hp 503 HP @ 6,000 RPM 450 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,500 RPM 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.41 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.8 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 508/? 216 265/35 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,305 lb 4,045 lb
Width 73.9 in 73 in
Height 57.5 in 54.4 in
Length 195.3 in 182.1 in
Front track width 61.4 in 62.4 in
Wheelbase 114.5 in 108.3 in

road tests

Jaguar XFR  vs
Audi RS 5 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s 13.09 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 4.61 s
Top gear time 1:26.70 1:27.50
Drag coefficient 0.29 0.34

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Dynamic Stability Control, Active Differential Control 4x4
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 4,163 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.7 in 3.33 in / 3.65 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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Audi RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
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