This is the first official image of the new Jaguar XJR that will make its global debut at the upcoming 2013 New York International Automobile Show. The high-performance XJR is the “dynamic flagship” of Jaguar’s XJ range, which battles German limo rivals S-Class, 7-Series and A8.

Not much details at this point, except for the fact that the XJR will be powered by a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine with 550 PS. The new XJR, which will be the most focused, agile and responsive XJ ever made – according to Jaguar – will have a bespoke chassis and aerodynamic developments. “Supercar performance” is what Jaguar promises.

“The new XJR epitomises the three pillars of technology, performance and contemporary design which the Jaguar brand stands for in the 21st century, while delivering new levels of dynamic ability in a luxury saloon,” said Adrian Hallmark, global brand director at Jaguar.

Closer to home, Sisma Auto recently updated the Malaysian Jaguar line-up with the marque’s latest engines, including a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit for the XF and XJ. The Coventry-based carmaker’s latest hit, the sexy F-Type roadster, also paid our country a visit earlier this month. Click here to read all about that one.