A Jaguar XFR recently suffered electrical failure while in my care, and its electronic shift lever became locked in Park. When the time came to tow it, the car had to be in neutral. Here's the trick to shifting it.
This is a Jaguar XFR. Like many modern cars, it sports an electronic shift lever — a digital control that offers no mechanical connection to the transmission. The control that Jaguar uses, dubbed JaguarDrive, is part of an electronic cockpit ballet that heralds the moment when the car's ignition is switched on: When you hit the start button, the shifter rises from the console, the climate vents rotate forward, and the center touchscreen comes alive.