In many circles if you are going to buy something you buy you had better buy the best possible version or risk being ostracized by your circle of friends or worse…someone could buy something better than you. When it comes to buying a luxury car there are few on the road the beat the Jaguar XKR across the board. The XK line of cars by itself is pretty impressive, but when the line-topper R trim level is viewed it brings the luxury car game to a whole new level.
Jaguar has all ready impressed most people with the latest version of the XK line that has been re-fashioned to look sexy and powerful all at once. When you add on the extra beef that Jaguar has thrown on to the XKR the car is drop-dead gorgeous. This is the type of car that will make people sit up and take notice that you should be required to take insurance for the people who get in accidents staring at your XKR.
While the outside of the XKR is impressive the engine under the bonnet is even more earth shattering. Jaguar has equipped the XKR with a 5.0-litre V8 unit with an attached supercharger which delivers an astonishing 503bhp. This type of power is the reason why the XKR can get form 0-60mph in an earth scorching 4.6 seconds. For real drivers though the true test of a car like this how fast it can motor from 50mph – 70mph which the XKR can do in 1.9 seconds. That means this car can beat most other street legal cars of the line and also coming out of high speed turns.
Of course a powerful engine alone does not a great car make. A great engine needs to be paired with the proper suspension bits under the chassis which Jaguar has done in the XKR. They have equipped this car with the Active Drive Control System that sends the proper amount of torque to the wheel that needs it the most. This will help the driver take the turn with the comfort of knowing the car is working with them and not against them.
One of the biggest complaints about the older versions of the XKR line is that it was surprising tiny inside even though it was big outside. Jaguar has added 162mm to the wheelbase that helps allow for more room for the rear seat passengers which makes this car an actual 4-seater. Jaguar has also changed the boot area from a standard type to a more hatchback-like area that allows for more overall space on the interior of the XKR.
Like the rest of the XKR line the car is being offered with a permanent hardtop roof or a convertible hardtop roof. Both are of course well appointed from the get go with all the standard appointments one would expect from a luxury car. Jaguar has added even more to the R trim level. Some of these upgrades include; Jaguar Premium sound, alloy pedals, climate control seats and a heated windscreen.
Consumers looking to own the coolest car on the block will be drawn to the Jaguar XKR as it offers everything a top earner needs and wants in a luxury car. Hopefully Jaguar will continue on this re-invention path that is taking them into the future with class and style.
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