“Jaguar will launch the new Jaguar XKR-S at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2011. With a higher output supercharged V8 engine, revised suspension, and a new aerodynamically-driven design, the Jaguar XKR-S expresses the company's long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance,” stated the press release.
The hardcore XKR will allow the driver to play with 550 hp and 502 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque, being able to sprint from standstill to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and offering a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). Jaguar hasn’t released the full specs of the mean coupe, so we'll have to wait in order to see what has happened under the bonnet, where the standard XKR hides a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 unit.
"The XKR-S is a bold and exciting new model for Jaguar," said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar's new Global Brand Director. "We expect to attract both loyal and new Jaguar driving enthusiasts who still want the comfort, opulence and class only a Jaguar can offer, combined with inspirational performance."
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.