Jaguar XKR-S Debuts

2011 Geneva Auto Show


  • Jaguar XKR-S Picture

    Jaguar XKR-S Picture

    Jaguar revives its most exclusive performance car, with even more power. | February 23, 2011

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2011 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Jaguar revives its most exclusive performance car, with even more power.
  • The XKR-S features a high-output version of the supercharged Jaguar 5.0-liter V8, rated at 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet.
  • The latest XKR-S can accelerate from zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 186 mph.

GENEVA — Jaguar is reviving its most exclusive — and most potent — performance car, the XKR-S, at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The car will arrive this fall at U.S. dealers as a 2012 model, Jaguar confirmed Wednesday to Edmunds.com.

The British automaker, owned by India's Tata Motors, says the latest edition of the XKR-S not only is "the fastest production Jaguar ever, but it is also the most agile, nimble and driver-focused."

Jaguar won't release full specifications until after the car is publicly unveiled next week. But it said the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 has been tuned to deliver 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. The latest XKR-S can accelerate from zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 186 mph.

In the U.S., the 2011 Jaguar XKR is powered by a more sedate version of the same engine, rated at 510 hp and 461 lb-ft.

Edmunds.com says: Jaguar said the new XKR-S also gets a revised suspension and aerodynamic modifications. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent

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