Delicately refinished wood in piano black, soft blue interior accent lighting and Scottish leather upholstery with traditional vertical pleating are the primary upgrades in the cabin. The combined effect is a noticeable yet reserved upgrade in appearance.
The Ecurie Ecosse tuned XF is not just about appearances, however, with a fully tuned suspension and the option of three tuning levels for the engine. While the suspension tuning achieves a lower ride height and center of gravity for superior handling, it does so with exclusive components that also strive to preserve the ride comfort already present.
While a high-performance Ecure Ecosse-tuned version of the SV8 supercharged V8 engine is in development, the current package tunes the 2.7L diesel variant available in Europe. Three levels of engine tuning might seem like a lot of options for a typical tuning package, but the first option proves this is anything but: if the owner chooses, the engine will be left untouched, with the rest of the modifications intact. A piggy-back ECU offers a 30hp improvement to 237hp (177kW) while also managing superior fuel consumption to stock. The third and final stage of tune involves a full re-map of the ECU and yields a final rating of 258hp (192kW) and a claimed 6-9% efficiency gain from the twin-turbo engine.
To complement the improved handling and motive power, the Ecure Ecosse XF also features upgraded brakes, a reworked exhaust with four 90mm exit pipes plus upgraded 20" alloy wheels and Dunlop SPMAXX tires.