"Ride angry in style with the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S"
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Ride angry in style with the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S
Well here it is the fastest, nastiest, snarliest thing Jaguar makes.
It's a 2012 Jag XKRS.
Let's take a very speed drive and check the (tack?).
Now spotting an XKRS is easy.
One it's the best looking Jaguar in over a decade.
I'm normally not a big fan of taking car design for grown ups and sticking body kicks on them but somehow these one works.
If you missed all of that just come back here and notice the carbon fiber wing.
First you gotta get pass is the weird sort of schizophrenia inside this cabinets.
It's not entirely technical like a (broni?) truck car nor it looks luxurious like a Jaguar should be.
It's a weird hot (fudge?) and god I hate two (??) and see especially when they are full racing seeds.
It's just a weird mix of metaphor.
Let's go to the main event.
This (??) units it's all stock here and I am just about ready to declare it the worst interface in any car nor the $30,000.
A few example.
It's got needless animation why the things flying in and out that adds nothing except delay to the experience.
Secondly speaking of delay if you go and turn let's say the volume knob over here that it let's adjust the volume and then a day later, this goofy animation shows up on top of what you already doing and generally speaking they don't use enough real estate.
Too much is wasted on kinda letter box bars here and there and those menus flying in and out.
Your audio sources are AM/FM no HD radio satellite radio or CD slot air.
Bluetooth, handsfree calling standard Bluetooth streaming is not available, that's kind of a key leave out.
Whatever you're listening to comes out of a one choice only.
525 watt powers and Wilkins audio system.
Now this is the drive select of the use on jags these days.
It's a rotating knob.
Here's the button here for their competitive or dynamic modes.
You need yourself in traveling kill yourself.
The dynamic mode does the usual stuff.
It sharpen through auto response, raise (??) points backs off the (??) control the whole bunch and really let's that blown engines speak to the street more clearly.
Here in the beats the heart of the predator.
This is the 5 leaders super charge directing (??) VA that pushes this thing a crazy number of horse power and torque.
550 horse, 502 foot mounts of torque.
It's this fully two ton (??) of the 60 in about 4.10 seconds while delivering 1522 (MPG?).
She has good enough to avoid a gas goes more tax.
This jags AJ133 motor gets it's extra power for a more revised exhaust system and attended fuel mapping changes along with the use of Ethan's latest twin vortex super charger.
It's the same one use in the Corvette ZR1 and Cadillac CTSV.
Both of which left us stock into the seat back.
Now all of the (tackiness?) of this cabin and hatefulness of that heavy unit fades away very quickly in just a few steps.
Push the start button, turn that knob to S or sport mode, hit the dynamic driving mode right therein.
Just for kicks.
Let's take off the traction control, shall we?
Like a (??) on a Friday night and strawberry blondes overwhelming power seems to be a very British thing when they do a high performance car.
It's so much power you don't even think about (summon?) again.
It's just sort of always there.
It's interesting comparison to the 2012 (Clara S?) we have it right now which has tremendous power that goes to 16 at about the same time but the power comes on a more requested way or as he never fades away.
That car got a 3.8 meter natural (??) engine.
This one gotta 5 liter blown motor.
Both cars get the 16 for about 4 seconds and they both cost around the same in a very rough number so what's the big difference.
Wait this jags got around 700 pounds more on the hook than on a Porsche however this jags is imminently (livable?) in it's own way.
First of all it's gotta automatic transmission 60 as I mentioned compared to a lot of car in these class have a 7 speed DCT for example.
Both are really good and high performance.
The DCT is gonna on a track 'cause I know (??) but this (??) when it's done right like this is a better everyday transmission to live with.
It's happier around town.
It's happy when you're driving the (??) poking along or just doing more normal driving it doesn't make any weird clamps or bongs when it's down around low speed.
DCT is just kinda rough in that way and I think it's a huge testimony to the engineering on this motor as well as what he done on this new generation TV as blower and that there is so immediate a power delivery of what it appears to be the fat spot of the torque curve all the time.
And it all goes to that whole idea of effortless overwhelming power.
It's a signature you get on this car.
Why is it in the Jag XKRS is really easy.
Fording one is not.
There's a $132,000 car with precious few options at least in terms of (tech?).
You could have place this engine cover with one made of carbon fiber for $200,000 of the (??) tool or spend even $4,000 of what you think they called the bright kit with puts back all the (??) they took off to make it look like this.
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