Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Jaguar XKR-S

2008 Jaguar XKR-S
Jaguar Press Release

Jaguar XKR-S 2008The Jaguar 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.

The new XKR-S coupe is the fastest production XK to date, providing the Jaguar enthusiast with an even more driver-focused high speed performance experience.

Limited to 200 cars – available only in Europe, in both right-hand and left-hand drive.

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

Revised suspension with bespoke springs, dampers, anti-roll bar and recalibrated Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) further improve the XKR's outstanding ride and handling balance.

Jaguar XKR-S 2008Exterior 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 alloy wheels.

Ultimate Black metallic paint colour with contrasting finish to the grille, sills, side power vents and rear diffuser.

Alcon R Performance braking system with red monobloc six-piston callipers and 400 mm brake discs at the front, 350 mm at the rear.

Six-speed automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift for ultra-quick manual gear shifts in milliseconds, using steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

Active Exhaust System ensures refinement at cruising speed but purposeful V8 roar under hard acceleration.

Strong, lightweight and exceptionally rigid all-aluminium body construction delivers excellent dynamic agility.

The luxury sports interior features full soft-grain leather with twin-needle contrast stitching, adjustable seat bolsters, Piano Black veneer, Charcoal Alston luxury headliner plus the XKR's comprehensive standard specification.

Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, with 525W Premium audio, featuring low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and aluminium dome speakers, designed and tuned specifically for XK.

In summary, the ultimate Jaguar XK and a perfect illustration of Jaguar’s philosophy of building beautiful, fast cars.

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