New Jaguar XKR-S rocks Paris

New Jaguar XKR-S rocks Paris

Jaguar XKR-S fq

Day one of the Paris Motor Show has seen many manufacturers eagerly roll out their latest offerings and among them was a new Jaguar XK. Easily the hottest XK to date, the XKR-S with a beastly 420-hp 4.2-litre V8 packed under the bonnet, waits for no one. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox equipped with Jaguar’s Sequential Shift system. The XKR-S can sprint to 100km in 5.2 seconds and tops out at 280 Kph, making it the fastest Jag since the XJ220 supercar.

But the XKR-S is not all about grunt. The revised suspension features new springs, dampers, a larger rear anti-roll bar and a recalibrated CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension), while an active exhaust, revised aerodynamic aids (including one funky but functional spoiler) and massive, 400mm (front) and 350mm (rear) Alcon R Performance brakes balance out the package.

The Jaguar XKR-S will be limited to only 200 cars in both left- and right-hand-drive, the Americans won’t be getting any of them and we will be very lucky to see any here in NZ.

Jaguar XKR-S fq

Day one of the Paris Motor Show has seen many manufacturers eagerly roll out their latest offerings and among them was a new Jaguar XK. Easily the hottest XK to date, the XKR-S with a beastly 420-hp 4.2-litre V8 packed under the bonnet, waits for no one. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox equipped with Jaguar’s Sequential Shift system. The XKR-S can sprint to 100km in 5.2 seconds and tops out at 280 Kph, making it the fastest Jag since the XJ220 supercar.

But the XKR-S is not all about grunt. The revised suspension features new springs, dampers, a larger rear anti-roll bar and a recalibrated CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension), while an active exhaust, revised aerodynamic aids (including one funky but functional spoiler) and massive, 400mm (front) and 350mm (rear) Alcon R Performance brakes balance out the package.

The Jaguar XKR-S will be limited to only 200 cars in both left- and right-hand-drive, the Americans won’t be getting any of them and we will be very lucky to see any here in NZ.

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