Jaguar introduces extreme XKR-S
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Jaguar has announced its most powerful and fastest production car yet, the XKR-S. Capable of breaking the symbolic 300km/h (186mph) barrier, the new model is also capable of reaching 60mph from rest in 4.2 seconds. Its supercharged V8 engine produces 550 horsepower and 680 Newton metres of torque. A special exhaust system “rewards the enthusiastic driver with dramatic, motorsport-inspired aural feedback”. Uprated suspension, wheels and steering are fitted and there are aerodynamic modifications to help maintain stability at speed.
The XKR-S is being shown to the public for the first time at the Geneva Salon de l'Auto, on the fiftieth anniversary of the launch, at the same show in 1961, of the iconic E-Type. This year's Geneva show runs until 13th March.
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