As expected, Jaguar unveiled today the hardcore XKR-S, its most powerful coupe which will be officially unveiled next week, at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The new car is powered by a supercharged V8 engine delivering an impressive 550 hp with 502 lb/ft of torque, enough to push it from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds and to a top speed of 186mph (300km/h). Moreover, the new Jaguar XKR-S comes with revised suspension, and a new aerodynamically-driven design.
"The XKR-S is a bold and exciting new model for Jaguar," said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar's new Global Brand Director. "We expect to attract both loyal and new Jaguar driving enthusiasts who still want the comfort, opulence and class only a Jaguar can offer, combined with inspirational performance."
In addition, Jaguar will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-Type with the first in a series of celebrations. For those who don’t know, the car was launched back in 1961 and made quite a buzz among people who love cars. "It is impossible to overstate the impact the E-Type had," said Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director. "Here was a car that encapsulated the spirit of the revolutionary era it came to symbolize. We're looking forward to celebrating achievement and looking forward with our all-new sports cars in Geneva."