2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: No Rockfords Allowed
July 13, 2012
You'll be heart broken to know we won't be doing any Rockford turns in the XF. We certainly love us some Rockfords, but it appears that Jaguar has made the XF rather Rockford proof.
I have my doubts that its shifter (Dare I even call it that?) is going to function well for the quick Reverse-Neutral-Drive transition required as the car rotates from traveling backward to traveling forward. As you can see in the above-linked video, this needs to happen rather quickly and a traditional column, console or stick shifter gets the job done pretty well.
In case you've never seen a Rockford turn, here's Jim Rockford, the man himself, demonstrating the move. Stay tuned until 1:10.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor