Friday, March 11, 2011

New: 2011 Jaguar XKR-S

Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-type, the XKR-S has an aggressive front fascia, aerodynamic side skirts, and LED-infused headlights. The car also features black mesh grille inserts, new front fenders, a sporty rear diffuser, and a massive rear wing.

The XKR-S is one of the most powerful cars Jaguars ever producted. Jaguar utilized a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine with 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. With power like that the coupe accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, 0-100 mph in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

Jaguar has heavily revised the suspension and a reprogrammed Adaptive Dynamics system of the new XKR-S. According to Jaguar this, "allows the enthusiastic driver to explore the edges of the handling envelope." Check out the pics and video below.