2008 Jaguar XKR-S review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 , 02:03:48 byVeronica

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Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar developed the new XKR-S, a lightweight sports coupe and the fastest production XK to date actually. The model is the perfect combination between high speed performance, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that only Jaguar offers. Only 00 units will be built and are available in Europe, in both right-hand and left-hand drive. The engine enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and to reach a limited top speed of 174 mph. The engineers have offered a revised suspension with bespoke springs, anti-roll bar and recalibrated Computer Active Technology Suspension which further improves the ride and handling of the Jaguar XKR-S. In terms of interior, we can see revised front-air-splitter and side sill-extensions, revised rear spoiler and rear bumper with unique diffuser panel and unique 20-inch lightweight Vortex alloy wheels. To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered Jaguar Sequential Shift TM for ultra-quick manual gear shifts in milliseconds, using steering-wheel-mounted paddles. The incredible dynamic agility comes from a strong, lightweight and exceptionally rigid all-aluminum body construction. On the inside it features full soft-grain leather with twin-needle contrast stitching, adjustable seat bolsters, Piano Black veneer, Charcoal Alston luxury headliner plus the comprehensive standard specifications of the model. It also comes equipped with 525W Premium Audio, featuring low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and aluminum dome speakers, designed and tuned especially for XK. Unfortunately there are not a lot of details available for now, but do not go very far.