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.
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.
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.
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.