(continued from above)
Based exclusively on the long-wheelbase XJ, the interior changes applied to
the Ultimate focus on the rear accommodation, extending the car's limousine
remit to provide a fully-appointed luxury business class experience for the most
discerning of global customers. The XJ Ultimate offers the appointments of a
private jet in a package to suit a wide range of requirements.
A full-length, leather-trimmed center console separates the two individually
tailored rear seats which feature power adjustment, ventilation, massage and
lumbar functions. A table, machined from solid aluminum with piano-black and
chrome detailing, rises up from the center console at the touch of a button to
provide a working area, its role supplemented by the provision of two
third-generation iPads with wireless keyboards that are housed in bespoke
leather-trimmed docks in the rear of the front seats.
Switching the focus from business to pleasure is the bespoke champagne chiller
mounted between the two rear seats. This cools the bottle to what experts agree
is the perfect temperature before 'presenting' it forwards when the chiller is
opened. Two specially commissioned champagne flutes reside in a purpose made
cabinet beneath the center table.
A full rear seat package with twin headrest screens and wireless headphones
completes the experience in combination with a new 20-speaker surround sound
in-car entertainment system developed by British audio experts Meridian.
To underline its purpose in ensuring that passengers remain cosseted at all
times, the XJ Ultimate features revisions to the suspension to optimize rear
ride comfort, with no compromise to the car's breadth of dynamic ability.
The exterior detailing of the XJ Ultimate offers discreet clues to the model's
figurehead status with sculpted lower air intakes chromed to match the grille,
polished stainless steel oval exhaust pipe finishers, unique dual-surfaced alloy
wheels and subtle 'Ultimate' badging.
The XJ Ultimate is available with Jaguar's existing 5.0-liter V8 supercharged
petrol engine, its powerful and efficient 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged diesel, and
a new 3.0-liter V6 supercharged petrol unit, all driving the rear wheels via an
The 2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate represents the pinnacle of the luxurious,
innovative XJ experience with heightened levels of opulence for rear-seat passengers.
Jaguar XJ L Ultimate: Review (2/2)