2012 Jaguar XKR-S
We had already heard that the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S was the quickest series production sports car Jaguar has ever built. So, when offered a chance to confirm that claim around the daunting Nurburgring, we packed our bags and jetted off to Germany. The “Rings’” 12.9 miles, and 154 turns challenged us far more than the Jag did, and after more than 100 miles of track time, we came away highly impressed by the big cat’s agility, poise and rocket-like power delivery. The XKR-S is a vivid reminder that Jaguar is first and foremost a sports-car builder at heart.
Under the hood of the XKR-S is the supercharged 5.0 liter V8 from the XKR. But, revised fuel mapping and an active exhaust boost horsepower 40 to 550 horsepower. O-to-60 is just over 4 seconds. Outside also races with a finely meshed front grille, and a carbon fiber front splitter, there’s also a trunk mounted wing, and a rear diffuser.
It’s one rapid cat. And the Jaguar XKR-S starts at $132,000.
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Price: Starts at $132,000