Jaguar XKR

Price
$ 97 Thousand
Top Speed
155 mph (mph)

The Jaguar XKR launched in 2010 is a sophisticated luxury sportscar with high performance, which is mainly attributed to its new V8 Gen III engine. The fuel economy is also impressive because of the fantastic combination of XK’s range of lowest-in-weight class with the supercharged V8 Gen III engine. A high level of advanced technology, intuitive control and impeccably tooled sophisticated interiors keeps the Jaguar fans clamoring for making it their own even at its price of $97,500.

Review

An innovative new Jaguar Drive Selector has been introduced in the Jaguar XKR. This is more than just an automatic gear mode, which at the press of a button, just rises into the palm of the driver to give an efficient transmission control. Another new feature that enhances its performance is the Active Differential Control for improved traction and stability. Coming to the engine, it is a supercharged 5.0L, direct spray injection petrol engine called AJ-V8 Gen III which has revolutionized the Jaguar XKR series with a 29 percent increase in power generating 510 hp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 460 lb/ft. The car reaches 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and limits its speed to 155 mph.

Interior

Both the hard top coupe and the triple lined fabric convertible have sophisticated interiors that goes with the sporty look of the car. A wide range of options are available for the interior with new Ivory seats and oyster carpet and trims. Finely crafted leather with a soft interlay, double stitches in a contrasting colour, rich oak, dark oak, walnut and knurled aluminium veneers are available for the luxurious Jaguar XKR. The unique R styled seats in front have 10 way adjustment options with memory and heating functions. The Touch screen in the central instrument panel provides access to climate control, satellite navigation system, bluetooth mobile connection, messaging channel, iPod connection, audio system and other storage devices through a USB port.

 

The audio system is the state of the art Bowers and Wilkins with an output of 525 watts. Front, side and thorax airbags are included in all models. New Jaguar Drive Selector and Active Differential Control are features that make driving in great speeds, safe and pleasurable.

Exterior

The subtle curves and elegant lines of the Jaguar XK models have newly designed front and rear ends. Minute detailing in chrome for the front grille, the lower grille and the windows for the XKR, the LED clusters in the rear end for rear lights and reversing provide signature night light, apart from LED's in the sides and approach lamps. The active exhaust manifold is also a redesigned feature. The uniquely engineered chassis provides exceptional lightness, strength and rigidity. 15 colour options are offered like Claret, Spectrum blue and Kyanite blue etc. Two new colours exclusive for the XKR are Salsa and Kyanite blue. A twin seven spoke R performance Nevis design is the sporty choice for the 20" Alloy wheels of the XKR.