For the select few who consider their XJs a little too, ahem, common, Jaguar provides a solution in the form of the XJ Ultimate, which pounces on to the global stage here in Beijing.

The saloon is a product of Jaguar’s new ETO (Engineered To Order) division, a department which also created the Victoria Beckham Evoque.

Buyers can choose from a new 3.0 litre supercharged petrol V6 producing either 335 or 375 hp, the familiar 5.0 litre petrol V8 or the 3.0 litre turbocharged diesel V6. An eight-speed auto is standard fare.

Meanwhile, 20-spoke alloys, chromed air intakes and stainless steel oval tailpipes ensure the lucky owners won’t lose their XJ in an XJ-only car park.

The audiophiles within that select few will rejoice, for British sound specialists Meridian have designed a 20-speaker, twin-subwoofer, 825-watt surround sound system specifically for this car.

Bedecked also with interior pleasantries such as a champagne cooler (with Goran Hongell champagne glasses, no less), business table that powers into position, heated steering wheel and iPads for the electrically-adjustable rear seats (which massage you too), the XJ Ultimate certainly lives up to its name.