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The 2013 Jaguar XJ Series

Updated February 7, 2017

Jaguars just got a whole lot more expensive. It has to be a world of wonder, this rolling in money business. This old money or dot com wealth. Because while the rest of us are looking for and even demanding more efficient cars, less expensive and cheaper to run cars, Jaguar owners are being offered several new trim versions of their ultimate 2013 Jaguar XJ series. These are cars designed for CEO’s and VIP’s and an assorted variety of other wealthy acronymed individuals.

Mostly the 2013 Jaguar XJ series is for people who either live in their car or need it to be some kind of moving fortress stocked with the basic necessities of life. Like a refrigerator just big enough for a bottle of champagne. And iPads in the back of the seats that are just below two other screens in the back of the headrests. Since when is an iPad a feature in a car. Since the 2013 Jaguar XJ series, that’s when. There will be an XJ Supersport model with a 510hp V8

Obviously there are things that go on in the back of a Jaguar XJ the rest of us can only dream about. Starting with the champagne sized cooler instead of a seat. Positioned on either side of that fridge are two individual contoured seats. They can be heated or cooled and reclined and made to massage as well. Not sure what to expect what’s coming next from these luxury vehicles of excess besides maybe some form of programmable sexual favor feature that comes out of the middle of the seat. I suppose I shouldn’t give the likes of Jaguar any ideas though. Also in the back is a center console with an aluminum pop up tray with champagne flutes.

In total there actually five screens in the rear of the 2013 XJ Ultimate. Two are the aforementioned iPads that are docked in the rear seatbacks. There are wireless keyboards are included of course. Then there is Jaguar’s Rear Seat Entertainment system, an option on most XJ’s but standard in the Ultimate. It involves an eight-inch screen embedded into each headrest, and both controlled by a touchscreen remote control.

Designed by a British company called Meridian is the Ultimate’s 20-speaker audio system. The same company is responsible for engineering the stereos in the Range Rover Evoque and the MacLaren MP4 12C. The rest of the Jaguar line is set up with a Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

Mechanically speaking the only difference between an XJ Ultimate model and the marginally lesser XJs is that the rear air suspension is designed for “optimized ride comfort.” That way there will be no spilling of $500 bottles of champagne. There are chrome accents on the exterior of the Ultimate and lower intakes as well as some 20-inch aluminum wheels uniquely designed for the model. As an interesting note, despite the only available photos of the XJ Ultimate shwo the car in white, the car will only be available in one color, known as Black Amethyst.

And in case you were curious, the price tag for the 2013 Jaguar XJ series will be anywhere from $155,000 and $200,000.

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