The Perfect Bond Weekend Car - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jaguar XF Long Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: The Perfect Bond Weekend Car

November 13, 2012


Well, I suppose it wasn't THE perfect Bond weekend car. I could think of 10 better ones ... at the very least. But since we have a decided lack of Lotus Esprits in the long-term fleet (seriously, what the hell?), the only logical choice for this holiest of weekends for this James Bond nerd was our Jaguar XF.

It's British. It's beautiful. It's expensive. It's hilariously powerful. And oh, Skyfall is jam packed with JLR cars. There's a nifty Defender pickup in the pre-credits sequence, a Discovery police cruiser, an MI6 Range Rover and way too many Evoques parked in a government lot (that's where the product placement got a little much for yours truly). However, the most important vehicle was M's car -- a Jaguar XJL.

No prominant XF's -- at least none that I could remember -- but as I pulled out of the ArcLight Hollywood after watching Skyfall, the grand alpine horns of On Her Majesty's Secret Service triumphantly playing over top the Jag's equally grand supercharged V8, it seemed a very appropriate automotive pairing.

James Riswick, James Bond Aficionado @ 14,078 miles

(No, the above photo has nothing to do with the blog topic. But showcasing Kurt's awesome photos from Alaska seems better than a picture of the XF in the ArcLight's parking lot. By the way, make sure to read Magrath's captions, they're hilarious.)

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