Making its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar XKR-S is the most intense expression yet of Jaguar’s passion for making stunning, quickly vehicles. For the initially time having a series production automobile, Jaguar gains entry to the exclusive ’300kph club’ due to the effortless overall performance of the supercharged five.0-litre AJ-V8 engine. A revised fuelling map suggests the direct-injection powerplant now produces 550PS and 680Nm of torque. Extensive recalibration has ensured that energy delivery and performance are seamless, contributing to a 0-60mph time of 4.two seconds. The Performance active exhaust encourages and rewards the enthusiastic driver with dramatic, motorsport-inspired aural feedback.
The Jaguar XKR-S is just not merely the quickest Jaguar ever but in addition the most agile, responsive and driver-focused. The pinnacle of the XK range builds on feedback gathered from the supercharged XKR and has been developed to extend the performance parameters of the auto. This new harder-edged character allows the enthusiastic driver to explore the outer limits of the car’s dynamics with no losing the refinement and usability for which Jaguar is famous. The structural integrity of the lightweight aluminium platform permitted the suspension to be reworked with bespoke components for increased stiffness without having a commensurate loss in either refinement or Jaguar’s legendary ride comfort. A reworked aluminium front suspension knuckle and revised rear geometry are allied to stiffer springs and dampers, lightweight forged alloy wheels and recalibrated steering effort to minimise any response delays and develop a more linked and agile driving knowledge.
The efficiency of the Jaguar XKR-S is reflected in each its interior and exterior styling, which function exclusive new paint colours that reflect Jaguar’s racing heritage. As with competitors Jaguars of the previous, the exterior of the XKR-S adheres to the principle of form following function. As well as the styling adjustments and in order for it to attain 300kph, the XKR-S was the topic of extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics development operate. The resulting changes reduced front and rear lift by much more than a quarter and optimised lateral aerodynamic stability.