The Jaguar XKR-S’ top speed is electronically limited to 174 mph (280 km/h) and the 100 km/h mark comes in just 5.2 seconds. With these performance figures, I think it will makes the Jaguar XKR-S even faster than the XJ220 supercar.
However, with only 200 cars going on the European market, the Jaguar XKR-S will become available this summer.
JAGUAR XKR-S ??? THE ULTIMATE XK
The Jaguar XKR-S: a lightweight sports coupe that takes the Jaguar sports car experience to a new level. As the fastest production XK to date, it delivers a combination of high speed performance, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that is unique to Jaguar.
The new XKR-S coupe is the fastest production XK to date, providing the Jaguar enthusiast with an even more driver-focused high speed performance experience
Limited to 200 cars ??? available only in Europe, in both right-hand and left-hand drive
The XKR-S is capable of 0-60mph (0-100kph) in 4.9 (5.2) seconds and has a maximum speed, electronically limited, of 174mph (280kph) ??? making it the fastest Jaguar since the XJ220 supercar
Revised suspension with bespoke springs, dampers, anti-roll bar and recalibrated Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) further improve the XKR’s outstanding ride and handling balance
Exterior styling features revised front air-splitter and side sill-extensions, revised rear spoiler and rear bumper with unique diffuser panel and unique 20″ lightweight Vortex alloy wheels
Ultimate Black metallic paint colour with contrasting finish to the grille, sills, side power vents and rear diffuser
Alcon R Performance braking system with red monobloc six-piston callipers and 400mm brake discs at the front, 350mm at the rear
Six-speed automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential ShiftTM for ultra-quick manual gear shifts in milliseconds, using steering-wheel-mounted paddles
Active Exhaust System ensures refinement at cruising speed but purposeful V8 roar under hard acceleration
Strong, lightweight and exceptionally rigid all-aluminium body construction delivers excellent dynamic agility
The luxury sports interior features full soft-grain leather with twin-needle contrast stitching, adjustable seat bolsters, Piano Black veneer, Charcoal Alston luxury headliner plus the XKR’s comprehensive standard specification
Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, with 525W Premium audio, featuring low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and aluminium dome speakers, designed and tuned specifically for XK In summary, the ultimate Jaguar XK and a perfect illustration of Jaguar???s philosophy of building beautiful, fast cars.
The XKR-S coupe is the fastest production XK to date. Powered by Jaguar’s acclaimed 4.2litre V8 supercharged engine, it has been developed for the true Jaguar enthusiast. It is faster and more agile than the XKR, taking the Jaguar sports car experience to a new level, whilst retaining the refined, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that is unique to Jaguar.
Sharing the XKR???s highly advanced lightweight aluminium body architecture, the high performance of the XKR-S is made totally accessible by the enormous reserves of the 4.2-litre all aluminium four-cam supercharged V8???s 420bhp (SAE) and 560Nm of torque.
With recalibrated engine management, the XKR-S reaches an electronically limited top speed of 174mph (280kph) ??? 19mph (30kph) faster than the XKR. This additional performance is made accessible by improved aerodynamics (reduced drag and lift) and unique suspension set-up.
Sharing the XKR???s class-leading six-speed sequential automatic transmission, the XKR-S has exceptional refinement and the option of ultra-fast manual shifts controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts ??? with shift times measured in milliseconds to make this one of the fastest shifting transmissions in the world.
To match its increased performance, the XKR-S adopts the most powerful brakes on any Jaguar production model, plus extensive changes to its suspension and steering to provide further enhanced ride and handling characteristics without compromising comfort.
The high performance braking system for the XKR-S was developed by Jaguar???s Special Vehicles team in partnership with British competition brake specialist Alcon, which supplies the stopping power for some of the fastest cars in the world, on both road and track. The brakes were perfected over thousands of miles of testing on some of Europe???s most demanding roads, and by Jaguar???s engineering team at the Nurburgring in Germany. The XKR-S Alcon R Performance braking system features 400mm diameter discs on the front and 350mm discs at the rear. Each disc is radially ventilated for maximum cooling and to resist fade even under the hardest use, and will perfectly match the XKR-S???s increased top speed. The friction surfaces of each disc carry a series of crescent-shaped grooves that help clear water from the discs during wet weather and help to keep the brake pads clean at all times. The Alcon R performance brake package uses lightweight monobloc six-piston callipers at the front and four-piston callipers at the rear ??? each calliper finished in a distinctive red and carrying the R logo.
The XKR-S coupe???s dynamic balance focuses on achieving an even more sporting character while retaining the XKR???s supple ride comfort. Its blend of control and refinement begins with the extremely stiff all-aluminium body structure, and a re-tuning of the XKR???s all-wishbone suspension. The XKR-S features new springs, new anti-roll bars and unique dampers. All the major suspension parameters are recalibrated, and the XKR-S uses Jaguar???s proven Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) with unique tuning. It also uses a faster ratio steering rack, for quicker reactions and optimum feel.
The limited edition coup?© in Ultimate Black is identified by the unique XKR-S badge on the rear of the car. The exterior of the XKR-S has been subtly enhanced to make it recognizably different without being overstated. Another significant element in the revised handling package is that the ride height of the XKR-S has been reduced by 10mm compared with that of the XKR, and the XKR-S sits on unique, lightweight 20-inch Vortex forged alloy wheels with bespoke tyres. That naturally makes the XKR-S look lower and even more sporting, but it has a number of other distinguishing details. It features a new front aerodynamic splitter, side sill extensions, revised rear spoiler and rear diffuser panel, with contrasting finishes to details such as the front mesh grille, power vents, sills and rear diffuser panel.
The XKR-S has an Active Exhaust System, which is specifically tuned to ensure quiet, refined high-speed cruising while producing a much more hard-edged and sporting V8 sound under hard acceleration ??? not over loud, but full of performance character.
While the mechanical specification and the exterior revisions are driven largely by performance and dynamic enhancement, the interior changes reflect Jaguar’s vision of the XKR-S as an uncompromisingly luxurious sports car.
The full soft grain leather trim is finished in Charcoal with Ivory twin-needle contrast stitching, with leather wrapping the seats, instrument panel top, centre console, inner door panels and rear side panels. This is complemented by Piano Black veneer, Charcoal Alston luxury headlining, plus a revised instrument cluster - calibrated to accommodate the higher top speed - with XKR-S branding. The contrast-stitched leather trimmed steering wheel, alloy and leather gear selector with alloy surround, bright aluminium pedals, and XKR-S branded head-restraints, tread-plates and carpet mats further set the tone for this very special interior.
Taking Jaguar’s 525W Premium Audio system with Pro Logic II surround sound as a starting point, renowned premium British loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins has tuned a signature speaker system specifically for the cabin of the XKR-S. High output, low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and specially designed aluminium-dome tweeters deliver superb mid-range and extended high-frequency responses.
On sale in summer 2008 and limited to just 200 cars in European markets only, the XKR-S is an even more driver-focused sports grand tourer than the XKR.
JAGUAR XKR-S FEATURES
Available in Ultimate Black metallic paint color with contrasting paint finish to the grille, sills, side power vents and rear splitter and diffuser
Revised front splitter and side sill extensions
Revised rear spoiler and rear bumper fitted with unique splitter and diffuser panel
Vortex 20″ forged, 14 spoke lightweight alloy wheels with unique design and red Jaguar “Heritage” centre badge
Alcon R Performance braking system with red callipers
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Luxury Sport interior theme with Warm Charcoal full soft-grain leather and Ivory twin needle contrast stitching - 16 way electrically adjustable seating with adjustable bolsters
Piano Black interior finish to facia and centre console
Charcoal Alston headlining
Alloy and leather gear lever with alloy selector gate surround
Flint carpets with Flint carpet mats, edged in Charcoal leather with Ivory stitching
Unique XKR-S logo to the instrument cluster, tread-plate, front seat head-restraints and carpet mats
JAGUAR XKR-S TRANSMISSION, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
6-speed electronic automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential ShiftTM
Unique dampers and CATSTM (Computer Active Technology Suspension) tuning
Trac DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) ??? drive-away release
New steering rack, springs and revised calibrations
Reduced ride height (10mm)
JAGUAR XKR-S EXTERIOR
Intelligent Lighting System ??? automatic headlamps on with windscreen wipers
Active Front Lighting (dynamic pivoting headlamps)
Bi-Xenon headlamps with integrated cornering lamps, automatic levelling and headlamp washers
Quad tailpipes with polished finish
Front and Rear Park Assist
Heated exterior mirrors with electric adjustment, power folding auto-dimming and memory function
Heated windscreen with timer and rain sensing windscreen wipers
Instant Mobility System (IMS) in lieu of space saver spare wheel
JAGUAR XKR-S INTERIOR
Memory function with 3 settings for driver???s and passenger???s seat, exterior mirrors and steering column
Padded leather 3-spoke steering wheel
Cruise control with active speed limiter
Automatic air recirculation with 5 setting
Automatic climate control with humidity control, air particle/odour filtration and dual zone temperature control for driver and front passenger
Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
Electric windows with one-touch open/close and anti-trap
Glove box with auxiliary power socket
Interior mood lighting
Jaguar Smart Key SystemTM with keyless start
JAGUAR XKR-S SECURITY
Remote control central locking with deadlocks and drive-away locking
Intrusion and perimetric alarm with passive sounder and battery back-up
JAGUAR XKR-S AUDIO AND COMMUNICATIONS
Bowers and Wilkins Premium Sound with 525W Jaguar Premium surround sound
Navigation system with DVD mapping and 7 inch Touch-screen
Bluetooth?? telephone connectivity
6-disc in-dash CD changer
Windows Media?? Audio (WMA) and MP3 disc compatibility
iPod and USB connectivity
JAGUAR XKR-S SAFETY
Adaptive Restraint Technology System (ARTSTM)
Airbags, front and side (driver and front passenger)
Belt reminder system (front seats only)
Front seat whiplash reduction system
Pedestrian Contact Sensing ??? automatically deployable bonnet system
ISOfix anchor points for rear child seat
Front and rear seat belt pre-tensioners
JAGUAR XKR-S Technical Specifications
XKR-S 4.2L V8 Supercharged Coupe
JAGUAR XKR-S ENGINE
Cylinders/valves per cylinder 8/4
Bore/stroke ??? mm 86/90.3
Capacity ??? cc 4,196
Maximum power ??? SAE - bhp (kW) 420 (313) @ rpm 6,250
Maximum power ??? EEC - PS (kW) 416 (306) @ rpm 6,250
Maximum torque ??? SAE Nm (lb.ft.) 560 (413) @ rpm 4,000
Maximum torque ??? EEC Nm (lb.ft.) 560 (413) @ rpm 4,000
Compression ratio: 1 9.1
Transmission 6-speed automatic
JAGUAR XKR-S PERFORMANCE (manufacturer???s estimates)
Acceleration 0-62mph (0-100 kph) ??? sec 5.2
Top speed ??? mph (kph) 174 (280)
JAGUAR XKR-S FUEL CONSUMPTION(1)
Urban ??? l/100km 19.1
xtra urban ??? l/100km 8.6
Combined ??? l/100km 12.3
Carbon dioxide emissions ??? g/km 294
Tank capacity ??? litres approx. 70.6
JAGUAR XKR-S WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS
Weight ??? kg 1,665
Gross vehicle weight ??? kg 2,080
Ground clearance ??? mm 110
Weight Distribution ??? Fr/Rr % 53.4/46.6
Length - mm4791
Width ??? mm1892
Height - mm1312
Wheelbase - mm2752
JAGUAR XKR-S Wheels and tyres
Front: Pirelli PZERO 255/35 ZR20/9.0J x 20 wheel
Rear: Pirelli PZERO 295/30 ZR20/10.5J x 20 wheel
Front/rear track ??? mm 1560/1608
Turning circle diameter ??? m 10.97
Boot volume ??? litres ??? VDA 300
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