Most of us grow up with dreams of owning high-end supercars and sports cars. With practical sense, those dreams settle down to owning luxury cars from the likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and the likes. However, even these vehicles remain out of reach for most people. Here is one such person Tapesh Kumar, who has realised his dream of owning a Jaguar XJ L. He talks about it on the video and tells us what it really feels like.
Tapesh, who worked as a commercial pilot at the time of the video starts talking about his life and the difficulties that he had to face. He also tells that there was a time in his life when he even did not own a two-wheeler and had to commute using public transport. Over the years, Tapesh worked towards reaching his dreams and owns several vehicles including his dream car – the Jaguar XJ L luxury saloon.
Before the XJ L, Tapesh bought the humble Ford EcoSport. He also owns a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which he uses quite often. Tapesh does talks about his struggling days and the hardships that he had to go through in the video. However, he does talk about the Jaguar a lot. It is not a new Jaguar. It is a used vehicle and in India, finding a used luxury car in good condition and owning it is much more practical and pocket-friendly than spending multiple crores for a new car and its maintenance.
Jaguar XJ L 5.0 V8
The used Jaguar XJ L that Tapesh owns is the most powerful version of the model. It is powered by a massive 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 385 Bhp and peak torque of 625 Nm. The luxury saloon gets an 8-speed automatic transmission. It should be noted that Jaguar has stopped selling the 5.0-litre V8 engine petrol engine with the XJ L.
Tapesh also takes the camera inside the car and shows all the controls inside the vehicle and exactly how all the buttons work. He even talks about the multiple drive modes and makes the viewers listen to the growl of the V8 petrol. He starts the engine and makes a video of the blabber and splatter of the V8 engine. It does sound heavenly. The video shows how these cars can attract attention to the roads. He parks it in the middle of the road and a few children come running to him to get pictures clicked with the XJ L.
He does not talk about the price of the car or how much did he spend to get his hands on the Jaguar XJ L but a new one can cost more than Rs 1 crore. Just like any other luxury car, the value drops by quite a lot as soon as the vehicle goes out of the showroom and is delivered to a customer. There are quite a few Jaguar XJ L models available in the used car market and the ones that are in good condition can cost about Rs 40 lakh. The maintenance cost of these vehicles is also massive. You may need to spend lakhs every year to keep them up and running and in good condition.