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05-04-2012, 03:50 PM #1Junior Member
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[Road Test] 2011 Jaguar XKR-S
The Jaguar XKR-S has been developed with one single aim in mind; to build the fastest mass-produced sports car the Jaguar lineup has ever seen. Based on the Ian Callum-designed Jaguar XK-Series, the Brits succeeded in developing a car that conforms to the mission statement. They reached the aim by upping the performance, improving and lowering the suspension, tweaking the engine management, adding new body panels and a rear wing to improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the cat from Britain.
The Jaguar XKR-S has been created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the iconic Jaguar E-Type, which made its debut at the Geneva Auto Salon back in 1961. You could say that Jaguar tried to combine the elegance of its E-Type with the brutality of their last supercar the XJ220. Its front-engined, rear-wheel drive setup – like the E-Type – is mixed with the racing flavor from the XJ220 offering a boosted engine performance of 550hp, only 1hp more than the XJ220, making it the most powerful road going Jaguar ever produced by the British manufacturer.
05-05-2012, 09:08 PM #2Senior Member
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The Cat sharpens its claws.