Coventry (great britain), 16. November 2011 – the xkr-s is a wonderful gt car that’s practically perfect for acceleration-rooted posing. It now lacks a roof, too, as jaguar now introduces the xkr-s convertible: practically even more perfect for posing.
As fast as the coupe
The convertible has the same 5.0-liter supercharged v8 under the hood as the coupe : 550 hp, 680 newton meters. This means that the xkr-s convertible, like its closed brother, can go from zero to 100 km in 4.4 seconds. This makes the xkr-s the fastest open gt jaguar has ever built. Power delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission is controlled by dynamic stability control and an active differential. The coarse v8 sound from the sports exhaust system can hopefully be heard even better without the roof. Average consumption is said to be 12.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to co2 emissions of 292 grams per kilometer.
Seven hood colors
The 4.79-meter-long xkr-s adapts smoothly to the power of the car. That is, its aluminum body, trimmed for rigidity, was equipped with a rear wing with carbon insert, a different rear skirt and a new front skirt with carbon fiber splitter and air intakes that are more coarse than those of the weaker models. The xkr-s also features new side sill panels and has been lowered by 10 millimeters. The power convertible can be ordered in six different colors, including polaris white and british racing green. Jaguar’s soft top features a fabric hood that can be retracted or pulled back over the interior in 18 seconds. The soft top comes in black as standard, with a further six colors available at extra cost.