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Geneva Preshow: New Hardcore Jaguar XKR-S with 550HP V8

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Exactly one year after the introduction of the updated XKR, Jaguar is returning to the Geneva Motor Show with its most potent mass production car ever, the new XKR-S which comes with an uprated supercharged V8 engine, overhauled suspension and new aerodynamic enhancements.

The XKR-S is fitted with modified version of Jahuar'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 power to offer the XKR-S a top speed of 186mph (300km/h) and a 0-60mph (96 km/h) sprint time of 4.2 seconds, with 0-100mph dismissed in just 8.6 seconds.

According to Jaguar, the new XKR-S is also the only car in its class that emits less than 300g/km CO2.

Alongside the engine upgrades, the British firm's engineers also made changes to the suspension and reprogrammed the Adaptive Dynamics system, while the XKR-S rides on a new set of lightweight alloy wheels shod in performance tires.

As you can see from the pictures, the XKR-S is distinguished by a new aerodynamics package with 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 quad tail pipes.

“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.”

Jaguar said it will release full details and images the XKR-S at the Geneva Show on March 1.


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12 Comments:

Anonymous said... »February 22, 2011

Sweet car, but Jag may be a little too eager on it's Co2 prowess. The CL63 has Co2 under 250 for starters.....

Anonymous said... »February 22, 2011

This XKR-S is HOT!! Love the blue color.

Anonymous said... »February 22, 2011

Nice Supra!

Anonymous said... »February 22, 2011

if you like ugly, buy this car.

Anonymous said... »February 22, 2011

"Nice Supra!"

You've actually got a point

Anonymous said... »February 23, 2011

That track looks like Portimão

ben said... »February 23, 2011

UGLY ma ass...this car looks fackin amazing...looks way better than the Virage..

Anonymous said... »February 23, 2011

The Virage is pretty and the Jag is aggressive. If someone showed up at my door with the title for either one, I wouldn't complain.

Anonymous said... »February 23, 2011

Shagjuar Baby, Yeah!

flowrush said... »February 23, 2011

Sexy hot.

Anonymous said... »February 24, 2011

My pick for my 2016 used exotic purchase.

The 2005 Mercedes SL 600AMG, just joined my collection at a bargain price.

Anonymous said... »February 24, 2011

It's nice to see car manufacturers taking more risks these days. Another beautiful creation. Thank you jaguar.

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