Jaguar XKR-S GT 2014
Even though the F-type is getting all the attention, Jaguar already has a powerful coupe/convertible with E-type aspirations and two-seats’ worth of usable room: the XKR. We like the XKR, love the XKR-S and can’t wait to see the new Jaguar XKR-S GT. This new variant more than any other returns the brand to the days when Sir William Lyons built automobiles focused on performance, agility, and driver involvement. It brings the already track-capable XKR-S coupe closer to full-blown race-car credentials. It features noticeable and extensive aerodynamic changes—including a visually dominating boy-racer rear wing—as well as a stiff set of height-adjustable, adaptive dampers and carbon-ceramic brakes. All combined, the XKR-S GT inspires a more connected feel with improved downforce and braking performance, the tools of the trade on track days. All of this comes in addition to the XKR-S’s snarling, 542-horsepower V-8 engine. Initial production will be limited to just 30 cars for North America, all of which will be available in Polaris White.
Engine: 5.0-liter supercharged V-8
0-60: 3.9 seconds
Top Speed: 186 mph (limited)
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Torque: 502 foot-pounds