(Rear quarter view).
|Vehicle type||Civilian car|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Capacity||4 (driver and three passengers)|
|Appearance(s)||Grand Theft Auto V|
The car has a low sweeping profile and has a greenhouse appearance similar to the current Jaguar XF. Other similarities to the XF include the headlights and front end of the vehicle, as well as the chrome strips atop the doors. You can also see some slight simiuarites in the front to a 2014 Volvo S60. Some of the design has taken some cues from the Tesla Model S, while the rear seems to have taken design influence from the second generation Saab 9-5, the taillights from an Aston-Martin One-77 and 2013 facelift Vauxhall/Opel Insignia, featuring a chrome strip connected to stylized C-shaped rear light units.
The overall performance of the Jackal makes it an excellent choice for a getaway vehicle. It corners surprisingly well for such a big sedan, and acceleration and braking are very good also, although under stress it does have a tendency to lock the front brakes up. The Jackal is also well-built, meaning it can take a number of hits before being disabled. Top speed is acceptable, but nothing spectacular.
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
(mph / kph)
186 mph / 300 kph
Rear wheel drive
- The car is relatively common in Los Santos, appearing mostly in the high-end districts such as Rockford Hills, Richman, Vinewood, and Vespucci Beach.
- Quite common in GTA Online, can be found in Los Santos.
- The car appears in The Long Stretch mission, which serves as a getaway car for Franklin, Lamar, and Stretch.
- Can be found driving around the Paleto Bay area.
- The default radio station of the Jackal is:
- In Grand Theft Auto Online the Jackal sells for $6,000 at Los Santos Customs. When fully modified, it only can sell for $93,750.
- It has a similar engine sound of the Jaguar XFR.
- The car's name comes from the name of a wild dog, but it could also be inspired by the unnamed British assassin "Jackal", from Frederick Forsyth's 1971 novel "The Day of the Jackal", and its 1973 movie adaption.
- The Jackal is considered as a Coupé although it has four doors, suggesting that it is a "four-door coupé" or a fastback sedan.
- The fact that both the make and model of the car are named after animals is likely a parody of the prevalence of animal-named makes and models throughout the automotive industry.