Dream Cars: Jaguar XKR-S
Jaguar is one of the prominent players in the luxury cars market and has created a niche for itself offering stylish and elegant luxury motors and ultra smooth dream cars, yet retaining all the DNA of a true bred sports car offering the best of both worlds.
The design of the car is sporty and elegant. It features unique front design with twin nacelles, broad vertical side intakes and carbon fiber splitter. It also features stylish LED front signature lights. In the rear it features a distinct rear apron featuring carbon fiber rear diffuser and unique rear wing with carbon fiber inlay and XKR-S branding at the front and rear. Other distinct exterior features include LED rear lights, Bi Xenon head lights, front and rear parking aid and rear backup camera, performance active exhausts and distinct glossy black finish to trunk lid finisher, side power vents, upper and lower front grill and finish to surrounds for ride windows.
The interior of these beautiful dream cars features loads of upgrades and latest electronic features as standard equipment. It features premium heated leather steering wheel, XKR-S branded carbon and soft grain leather heated seats, premium front carpet mats, Poltrona Frau jet leather headlining, automatic climate control, bright stainless steel pedals, interior mood lighting and Jaguar smart key system with keyless entry and start among many other features. It hosts state of art multimedia features which includes Bowers and Wilkins 525W premium surround sound system, six disc in-dash CD changer, Windows media audio, navigation system; 7” touch screen and SIRIUS satellite radio.
Jaguar XKR-S is the fastest and most powerful Jaguar dream cars ever as claimed by the company. It features a roots supercharged 5 litre V8 engine providing maximum power output of 542 bhp and 502 ft-Pd of torque. Its capable of accelerating to 60mph from standstill in just 4.2 sec and 0-100 mph in 8.7 sec and has a top speed of 186 mph. The engine is mated to a paddle shift six speed automatic transmission. The drive train is impressive and has a distinct exhaust note that sets it apart from its siblings. The exhaust note is more like an aural bark, a signature note made possible by an active exhaust system. Other distinct features include Adaptive Dynamics, ABS & EBD, Dynamic Stability Control, Active Differential and cruise control with active speed limiter.
Jaguar XKR-S is a remarkable handler. The ride is firm and the vehicle remains grounded even at high speeds. The supercharged engine is a gem and past 4500 rpm the power delivery is so smooth and quick that things start to get blurry. It also does a wonderful job of handling tight twisty roads with ease feeling more compact than it actually it is. The wide rear tires offer excellent grip even in cold and wet tarmac providing stable and secure ride.
Jaguar XKR-S is truly a gentleman’s supercar owning to its elegant styling. The XKR-S is an expensive car at $ 132,000 plus $ 875 for delivery charges but it will truly add grace and panache to your garage right next to your other dreams cars, Bentley and Maybach of course.