One of the highlights in Jaguar's display at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar XKR-S ups the ante higher than the already sweet and supercharged XKR. The XKR-S gets a retuned supercharged 5.0 V8 from the XKR. Power is boosted by 9bhp to 542bhp and torque jumps to 680Nm, up 55Nm. Top speed is now 300km/h and 0-100km/h arrives in 4.2seconds. The figures can put fear in anyone driving an Aston Martin V12 Vantage as well as scare a few DBS owners too.
The Jaguar XKR-S gets a different suspension setup (ie, lower, stiffer and sportier), wider rear tires, different differential setup and a “fruitier sounding” sports exhaust system. The last item I especially like since I happen to love how the XK coupes sound and bringing forth more melodious V8 notes are all for the better.
It should go on sale over in the UK in the next few months and should make its way over to this part of the world later in the year (depending on demand). As this car is closest in performance to its former counterpart Aston Martin, expect prices to be very similar and not the bargain one should expect. As if buying a Jaguar is a bargain in the first place.