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2012 Jaguar XKR-S – First Look!

2012 Jaguar XKR-S – First Look!

Alex Carter

Jaguar has been promising for a while he would use this year’s show car from Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic E-type. Many expected this nod to the heritage of the company include the announcement of a new sports car of small size. This is not the car you see here. It XKR-S in 2012, and it proves that someone decided to make the XKR very angry.

The thing looks as if she was raised in the wild. By a pack of badly behaved race car with an obsession with body jewelry. On the question of heritage, it should be noted that this is not the first Jag used the four letters in a row. The company filed a 550-hp concept XK-RS with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 of the 2004 edition of Chicago. And then, in 2009, Jaguar built a series of models XKR-S 200 for European customers, which gives the car bit unique appearance, but no additional power supply. The XKR-S 2012 which manages to combine the features of the two cars: the engine is a blown up version 5.0-liter supercharged the XKR, and the car is crazy aesthetic to new levels.

The 5.0, listening to the same 550 horsepower of the show car XK-RS and the production of 502 pounds-feet of torque, propels the car to a top speed of 186 mph. Jag projects at a time of 0-60-km / h in 4.2 seconds, but we expect better than the time a XKR 2010, we have tested, with its V-8 producing 510 hp and 461 lb-ft, hit the mark in four seconds flat.

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Front and rear bumpers are obvious, the canopy is largely vents and nostrils, and there is a large fixed rear wing. We believe that Jaguar when he says that the design of the XKR-S has been “leading aerodynamics.”

We will be able to relay additional details about the XKR-S when it debuts in Geneva. We will also keep you abreast of the gaiety around 50th E-type, must bear all the fruits of interest.

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