Jaguar XKR-S Convertible Blows Its Top in Rendering
Apparently, we weren’t the only ones to be so impressed by the bold styling, aggressive lines and Smurf-like color, as Carscoop user L il-k Amaru has created a graphic rendering showing what the upcoming XKR-S will most likely look like. If the model ends up hitting the market, we can expect to see the same styling and great engine noise, only with no roof to protect us from the sound of 550 rampaging horsepower.
The XKR-S Convertible will be fitted with modified version of Jaguar's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 producing 550-horses and 680Nm (501 lb-ft) of peak torque, an increase of 40HP and 70Nm over the standard car. That's enough pushing power to offer up a top speed similar to the coupe’s 186mph (300km/h) and a 0-60mph (98 km/h) sprint time of 4.2 seconds.
The changes to the body over the regular XK Convertible include a more aggressive looking front bumper, re-profiled side skirts, additional air vents on the hood and bumpers, a large rear wing and a redesigned rear bumper housing a diffuser and four exhaust tips.
What is interesting about the XK is that because it was designed as a convertible from the get-go, it won’t need any heavy braces to cope with the extra grunt of the engine when it makes the switch to to the rag top ‘R’. Jaguar will undoubtedly offer the XKR-S Convertible for over £100,000, given that the Coupe costs £97,000 in Britain.
Only one question remains: Would you still want the new M6? We’re inclined to say no, but BMW still has a full set of cards to play.