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 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.
Brian Cooley compares the all-new 2012 Porsche 911 (991) against the unlikely 2012 Jaguar XKR-S. Which would he buy?
We put the new Porsche 911 Carrera S up against the brawny Jaguar XKR-S.
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.
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.
Looks like summer has come early for sun-loving Jaguar fans. The legendary British marque has unsheathed its most powerful drop-top ever.
Behold, friends, the Jaguar XKR-S -- the fastest, most powerful mass-produced Jaguar in the history of fast, powerful mass-produced Jaguars.