Geneva Motor Show 2011: Jaguar unveils its most powerful car ever
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Jaguar has joined the 300 km/h club with the unveiling of its most powerful car yet, the XKR-S.
Billed as the fastest and most powerful series production vehicle ever made by the brand, the XKR-S is expected to be available to order in September this year, priced from £97,000 (around €114,000).
Offering a 5.0 liter V8 engine, Jaguar's latest cub has been designed around its speed qualities with a dramatically redesigned front and a separate rear spoiler - as Jaguar's design director Ian Callum puts it, "if you don't like the way it looks, you probably won't like the way it drives either."
Thanks to this modification, the XKR-S tops out at 300 km/h and can manage 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds, all with a soundtrack which Jaguar describes as "motorsport-inspired aural feedback."
It includes a refreshed interior, including 16-way adjustable heated sports seats with a memory function, designed to hold driver and passenger firmly in place during high-speed trips.
The XKR-S is one of a host of new and upgraded models being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which is open to the public March 3 - 13 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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