Jaguar’s all-new XKR-S

Bray People - - MOTORS -

JAGUAR WILL launch its most po­tent se­ries pro­duc­tion car ever, the all-new XKR-S, at this week’s Geneva mo­tor­show. This all-new model will sig­nif­i­cantly broaden the ap­peal of the XK range, of­fer­ing en­thu­si­as­tic driv­ers a com­pelling, fresh choice in the lux­ury GT class.

With an up­rated su­per­charged V8 en­gine, over­hauled sus­pen­sion and a new aero­dy­nam­i­cally-driven de­sign, the XKR-S is the ultimate ex­pres­sion of Jaguar's long held du­al­ity of pur­pose: GT lux­ury with in­cred­i­ble per­for­mance.

The XKR-S pro­duces 550PS and 680Nm of torque, enough power to of­fer a top speed of 186mph (300km/h). Its per­for­mance cre­den­tials speak for them­selves: 0-60mph takes 4.2 sec­onds, with 0-100mph dis­missed in just 8.6 sec­onds.

The XKR-S is not merely the quick­est Jaguar ever, but also the most ag­ile, re­spon­sive and driver-fo­cused. It ex­ploits the XK's strong, light­weight alu­minium body ar­chi­tec­ture to max­imise both han­dling and econ­omy. Along­side its in­cred­i­ble per­for­mance, the XKR-S is the only car in its class that emits less than 300g/km CO2.

Be­spoke sus­pen­sion changes to the front and rear of­fer ultimate pre­ci­sion, con­trol and driver ap­peal, while a re­pro­grammed Adap­tive Dy­nam­ics sys­tem al­lows the en­thu­si­as­tic driver to ex­plore the edges of the han­dling en­ve­lope.

Along­side the ex­cit­ing new XKR-S, Jaguar will be mark­ing the 50th an­niver­sary of the E-Type with the first in a se­ries of cel­e­bra­tions that take place dur­ing 2011.

The ap­peal of E-Type tran­scended the au­to­mo­tive world. Such is the in­her­ent right­ness of its pro­por­tions, stance and pu­rity of line, that it is a per­ma­nent ex­hibit in New York's Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art.

Its in­flu­ence is still ap­par­ent in Jaguar's mod­ern range - prod­ucts that of­fer a peer­less blend of per­for­mance, com­fort, cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy and award-win­ning de­sign.

Jaguar’s XKR-S

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