Australian International Motor Show

Two of the car market’s most expensive luxury saloons will make an appearance at this year’s Australian International Motor Show (AIMS), with Jaguar displaying its new XJ Supersport and Maserati showing off its Quattroporte GT S at the show, which runs from 15-24 October in Sydney.

Jaguar’s XJ Supersport – reputedly the fastest in the XJ range – has been created to add more competition to a very busy luxury saloon category. Powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged engine that pumps out 375kW of power, it has a standing 0-100km/h acceleration time of just 4.9 seconds.

It’s luxury within for driver and passengers alike, with climate controlled leather seats and a pumping 1200W surround sound system from Bowers & Wilkins.

Jaguar XJ Supersport Kevin Goult, general manager of Jaguar Australia, was delighted with the marque’s latest entry into the luxury saloon market, and said: “The all-new Jaguar XJ reinforces the strength of the new Jaguar in the Australian market.

“The XJ is far from a compromise in performance and maintains very high levels of expected luxury,” he added.

The debut of the Maserati Quattroporte GT S is also equally anticipated in motoring circles.

Powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine that produces 323kW of grunt, it comes well-Maserati Quattroporte GT Sestablished in its market sector and remains the benchmark for its rivals, according to Maserati ANZ general manager, Glen Sealey.

“Maserati offers a unique heritage and, with its products limited to the Quattroporte, GranTurismo and GranCabrio, a name and badge that will only be found in this rarefied area of the car market,” he said.

“The drivetrain and chassis ensure that the Quattroporte is more than capable of withstanding performance comparisons with sports cars, let alone other saloons.”

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Richard Bailey

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