There has to be one fantasy vehicle in every group, and the $140,000 Jaguar XKR-S is ours. After all, it’s a roadster with 550 horsepower and a throaty exhaust burble that turns heads at a muscle car show.
Jaguar has produced a number of legacy vehicles, among them the XK120, the XKEs, and XJ12, but the XKR-S stands atop the mountain as the quickest and most powerful production sports car in company history.
This XKR-S puts Jaguar in the exclusive 300 kilometers per hour class with its 186 mph top speed. That doesn’t mean much to those of us in the daily driver world, but it’s a milestone in the collector/exotic car world.
Jaguar’s specs say the XKR-S will do 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds. While we have no reason to doubt that, we don’t have the equipment to verify it, either. However, it seems even faster when you use that power in real-world applications, almost instantly going from 25 to 50 on an on ramp or 45 to 60 in a passing situation. --BG