The irony is that the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S' allure as "the fastest, most powerful production Jaguar model ever sold" is less about powerful performance than it is about making a powerful statement.
Founded in 1935 in Britain, Jaguar, with its sister company Land Rover, is currently owned by Indian manufacturer Tata Motors. Although the company currently produces luxury sedans as well as a luxury SUV, the company is known for their two-sear sports cars, a tradition that continues with the current F-Type.
Blending classic lines with high-performance, the Jaguar XKR-S works hard to justify its $130,000-plus price tag, but does the sports coupe ever actually earn it?
Hot and heavy is one way to describe this $132,000 Jaguar that caters to both the luxury and track crowd. Then again you could just call it really fast and furious.
Brian Cooley compares the all-new 2012 Porsche 911 (991) against the unlikely 2012 Jaguar XKR-S. Which would he buy?
Jaguar's pipe and slippers image is fading fast. That, in part, is thanks to making its cars a little bit mad, as it has with the XKR-S.
The most powerful XK ever made was always going to be a potent beast, but the XKR-S may just be too much for the road. Maybe.
The Jaguar XKR-S might be too much car for the road; it's more at home on the track.
We put the new Porsche 911 Carrera S up against the brawny Jaguar XKR-S.
Looks like summer has come early for sun-loving Jaguar fans. The legendary British marque has unsheathed its most powerful drop-top ever.
Love the Jaguar XK-series chassis, but think the 503-horsepower XKR is too docile for your tastes? Jaguar may have just the car for you...