Jaguar Cars was honored today at the Chicago International Auto Show as MotorWeek awarded the 2007 Jaguar XKR the Drivers’ Choice Award for ‘Best Dream Machine’.

“We are delighted the XKR has been chosen by MotorWeek for such a prestigious award. We take great pride in designing and tuning our vehicles to meet the desires and need of our customers,” said Marti Eulberg, executive vice president of Marketing and Sales. “This further underlines that the XKR delivers a truly rewarding and exhilarating driving experience.”

MotorWeek annually recognizes the premier vehicles of the year with its Drivers’ Choice Awards. Handing out awards in thirteen different categories, MotorWeek acknowledges a range of quality production vehicles from ‘Best Large Utility’ to ‘Best Eco-Friendly’ and a cross-section of vehicles in between. This year’s ‘Best Dream Machine’ award was shared among three cars – the Jaguar XKR, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and the Porsche 911 Turbo. Although the award was presented to all, the XKR was the first choice amongst the three.

“Leading MotorWeek’s trio of desirable cars is the Jaguar XKR,” said John H. Davis, executive producer, host and creator, MotorWeek. “This 420-horsepower supercharged feline combines the sports car prowess that originally made Jaguar such an icon, with an uncompromising attention to finesse and detail that is a hallmark of the brand’s posh sedans.”

Performance is taken to a higher level with the all-new 2007 Jaguar XKR. Based on the critically acclaimed 2007 Jaguar XK, the XKR boasts a 420-horsepower supercharged V8 engine that propels it from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Also featuring a number of distinct styling cues to distinguish it from the naturally-aspirated XK, the Jaguar XKR is the epitome of a contemporary sports car, combining beauty with power and style with dynamism.

Being the original automotive magazine series on television, MotorWeek pioneered televised automotive coverage and remains one of the top automotive review shows today. Presenting viewers with vehicle reviews, trends, new products and more, MotorWeek keeps consumers up to date with what’s new in the automotive world.

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