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.
With a six-figure price tag, you'd expect the 2008 Jaguar XKR Convertible to have it all--and it nearly does. Its refined cabin, elegant and advanced technology, supercharged V-8, consummate handling, and traffic-stopping looks make it an all-round winner.
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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 Jaguar XKR-S might be too much car for the road; it's more at home on the track.
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.
There have been an awful lot of XCAR shoots involving an enormous range of cars shot in a myriad of locations, and this award was created to honour the best shoot we've ever had.
We put the new Porsche 911 Carrera S up against the brawny Jaguar XKR-S.
Brian Cooley compares the all-new 2012 Porsche 911 (991) against the unlikely 2012 Jaguar XKR-S. Which would he buy?
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.