Jaguar XKR-S video: heating in Portimao

Jaguar XKR-S 2012While waiting to welcome him in our columns in the flesh, it will wait: Jaguar took a ride to the XKR-S on the track of Portimao, Portugal.

The hands of Mike Cross, chief engineer at Jaguar, the gain from the “mere” 510 hp XKR seem almost obvious … Anyway, the voice of the V8 5 liter Supercharged is already suggestive. This is the first time you can hear full expression since its introduction at Geneva in March.

Brief: increased to 550 hp, the big block is compressed in the Jaguar XKR-S series of the most powerful ever unleashed on the road. And probably one of the most vicious. The new body parts, more aggressive, are clearly not there for decorum, even if the effect is guaranteed: air intakes as a prominent facies, rear spoiler and diffuser forcing on carbon …

300 km / h and a 0-100 km / h in 4.4 sn’impressionneront not really certain rivals, and other 911 Turbo Aston Martin V12 Vantage among others, but there was a long time since we saw Jaguar also angry. It is probably not the most efficient or most effective, but the goal was to provide a flagship spectacular to the eye as on the track. Obviously, it succeeded. Running gear magazines (new dampers, new arms in front) and differential asset management sportier should optimize its liveliness.Jaguar XKR-S 2012

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