Jaguar has launched the all-new XKR-S in geneva early this month, in the same time of celebrating the company’s 50 years of E-type. 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.
Jaguar XKR-S exploits the XK’s strong, lightweight aluminum body architecture to maximize 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.
With an uprated supercharged V8 engine, the XKR-S generates 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 features overhauled suspension and a new aerodynamically-driven design, as the ultimate expression of Jaguar’s long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance. 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. Jaguar will be hosting E-Type drives at the Parc des Eaux Vives in Geneva, where the original car was launched by the marque’s founder Sir William Lyons half a century ago.