Geneva 2011: Jaguar XKR-S [Live Photos]
Power comes from the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that churns out 550 hp (410 kW) of power and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque, all while producing a comparatively 300g of CO2 per kilometer. Given the fact that it has a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) and a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) time of just 4.2 seconds, the XKR-S is the most powerful mass production vehicle Jaguar has ever built.
The XKR-s also gets LED headlights, a leaping cat badge on the boot lid, 20-inch alloys, 16-way adjustable memory seats with “carbon-fibre effect leather” and some unique colour options reflecting the Brand’s sporting heritage including the blue seen here.
“The styling of [the XKR-S] isn’t about image, it’s about true performance. Like other iconic Jaguars before it, the styling has been driven by geometry and aerodynamics for genuine design purity. The physics required to achieve 300kph have led the aesthetic; if you don’t like the way it looks, you probably won’t like the way it drives either,” states Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Design Director and the man responsible for the XK, current gen XJ and XF.
It’s expected to carry a price tag of £97,000 ($157,926) when it is launched in September of this year. Start saving gentlemen!
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