Jaguar will launch its most potent series production car ever, the all-new Jaguar XKR-S, at the Geneva Motor Show on 1st March 2011.
This all-new model will significantly broaden the appeal of the Jaguar 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 Jaguar XKR-S is the ultimate expression of Jaguar's long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance.
"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."
The Jaguar 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 Jaguar XKR-S is not merely the quickest Jaguar ever, but also the most agile, responsive and driver-focused. It exploits the Jaguar XK's strong, lightweight aluminium body architecture to maximise both handling and economy. Alongside its incredible performance, the Jaguar 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.Published 23 February 2011