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Jaguar XKR

Jaguar XKR

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Jaguar unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show the XKR-S - a lightweight sports coupe that takes the Jaguar sports car experience to a new level. As the fastest production XK to date, it delivers a combination of high speed performance, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that is unique to Jaguar.

Jaguar XKR-S

The XKR-S is capable of 0-60mph (0-100kph) in 4.9 (5.2) seconds and has a maximum speed, electronically limited, of 174mph (280kph) – making it the fastest Jaguar since the XJ220 supercar.

Jaguar XKR-S

Exterior styling features revised front air-splitter and side sill-extensions, revised rear spoiler and rear bumper with unique diffuser panel and unique 20" lightweight Vortex Vortex alloy wheels. The XKR-S is painted in Ultimate Black metallic paint color with contrasting finish to the grille, sills, side power vents and rear diffuser.

More details after the jump.

Jaguar will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the 2009 XKR Portfolio Special Edition, a model that follow the e success of the first XKR Portfolio model launched in 2007. The 2009 XKR Portfolio will go on sale in selected markets from June 2008.

Jaguar XKR Portfolio Special Edition

It is powered by a supercharged 4.2 liter V8 engine that delivers 420 hp. The engine is mated by a six-speed Jaguar Sequential Shift Transmission with paddleshift gear change for driver-focused dynamic performance. Every XKR benefits from its advanced aluminum construction, which ensures that it’s striking looks are matched by a dynamic, lightweight chassis.

Jaguar XKR Portfolio Special Edition

XKR Portfolio’s Alcon R Performance braking system is the result of close collaboration between leading brake manufacturer Alcon and Jaguar’s engineers who together carried out extensive testing at Jaguar’s specialist engineering center, based at the Nurburgring in Germany. Boasting the largest brake discs ever fitted to a production Jaguar – with 400mm front brake discs and powerful six-piston callipers, while at the rear four-piston callipers operate on 350mm discs – the XKR Portfolio’s brakes produce fade-free performance time and time again whilst maintaining Jaguar’s renowned blend of refinement and stopping power.

Press release after the jump.


Autogespot caught the XKR-R testing in Nurburgring. The XKR-R is a more powerful version of the range-topping two-door, which will challenge premier league performance cars such as the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Porsche 911 Turbo.

Source: AutoGespot

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