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We've heard rumblings of a more-powerful XKR. We saw spy shots of the rumored two-door as it blew through the English countryside wearing a dash of camouflage. And now it's official: Jaguar is bringing a more powerful XKR to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and goes by the name XKR-S.

We can only assume Jaguar is sticking with the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 as a motivational tool because the full details won't be unvieled until next week's shindig in Switzerland. However, we have been given a few numbers: 550 horsepower, 502 pound-feet of torque, a top-speed of 186 miles per hour and the ability to run from zero-to-60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds.

If you weren't excited enough about Geneva, Jaguar just gave you 550 reasons to start drooling. Get the full details in the press release after the jump.



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JAGUAR TO LAUNCH XKR-S AND CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF E-TYPE IN GENEVA

MAHWAH, N.J., February 22, 2011 – Jaguar will launch the new Jaguar XKR-S at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2011. With a higher output supercharged V8 engine, revised suspension, and a new aerodynamically-driven design, the Jaguar XKR-S expresses the company's long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance.

"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."

The Jaguar XKR-S produces 550 hp with 502 lb/ft of torque, offers a top speed of 186mph (300km/h), and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds. Full details, images and video of the Jaguar XKR-S will be released at the Geneva Motor Show press day on March 1, 2011.

In addition to this debut, Jaguar will be marking the 50th anniversary of the E-Type with the first in a series of celebrations. Jaguar will be hosting an E-Type celebration at the Restaurant Hotel du Parc des Eaux-Vives in Geneva, where the original car was introduced by the marque's founder Sir William Lyons half a century ago.

When launched in 1961, the appeal of E-Type transcended the automotive world. So highly regarded were its' inherent rightness of proportion, stance, and purity of line, it was installed as an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It remains in their permanent collection to this day.

The influence of the E-Type is still apparent in Jaguar's modern range - products that offer a peerless blend of performance, comfort, cutting-edge technology and award-winning design.

"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."


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Tacky. The last XK was a much better styled car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't get me wrong, I love the car. . . But Its the rebirth of the Toyota Supra with Jag Badges.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the spyshots of the new headlights so far.

      I like the stats of this XKR-S...

      But please, PLEASE PLEASE, ditch the torque-converter.

      I don't care if it is dual-clutch only, as long as there IS a clutch or two.

      With that much power and torque, and a clutch, and maybe a couple hundred pounds of luxury dropped out, it should break 60 under 4.0 seconds.

      This kind of a car could compete in another round of a comparo between the Corvette, Shelby Mustang, and GT-R as a 500+ horsepower bruiser.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They took a Jag and added a Supra body kit on it.... I always did with the Supra had 4 exhaust outlets.... This car doesn't make sense.

      And they should have called it the XKRR (like the last one) and stripped it out a bit, since they obviously haven't stripped it enough if this fat pig is only running a 4.2 0-60.
      • 3 Years Ago
      For some reason, the frontal picture reminds me of a Toyota Supra.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was going to comment that it looks like a Supra, but now I will just agree with you.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally, a Jag with some balls.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jaguar just can't win with most of you readers. Many of you are comparing it to the Virage... well remember who penned the recent design language for both Jaguar and Aston Martin??? IAN CALLUM. Maybe that explains a bit. Or a lot, actually.

      And if you are of the camp complaining that Jaguars need to be more classic (retro), well maybe if enough of you had bought a Jaguar from the previous generation they would still be making such designs. But they were not successful, hence the need for a new direction in design. So, were you buying any of the previous generation XJ's or Xk's? Hmmmmmmm!!!

      I, for one, am glad that Jaguar is moving on in a more modern direction.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Junior Aston.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car should be knocking on the door of 200 mph and 0-60 mph in the 3.5 second range by now in this iteration.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is a heavy car but campared to the 2012 Aston Martin Virage coupe in the post before this this looks pretty darn good
        • 3 Years Ago
        Jaguar always plays down 0-60 numbers. I remember the old 420hp XKR was being tested in magazines as 4.2s when jaguar said it did it in like 4.9s
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fastAR156GTA - the Bentley is a real fast GT. it hits sixty in 3.7 seconds.

        4.2 isn't slow by an objective measure, but sub 4 seconds is becoming standard for the superlative GT in a given range.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is a heavy car, it was never designed as a true sportscar, but as a real fast GT.
        Still these are very impressive numbers.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agreed. Unless it's made of lead and has anvils in the back, the performance numbers don't match the horsepower.

        Still, it looks nice. I always thought the XK looked a little too soft with the rounded sides. The skirts fix that and give it more presence, but the hood needs to be toned down a bit.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oof. Not a fan of the styling. The performance certainly is blood-pumping but that nose job? Not pretty. I'll be saving up for something else
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front looks terrific, but the rear is just so...pedestrian. Swing and a miss.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any idea on how pricing of this Jag compares with an Aston of similar performance? Surely the Jag is a poor man's Aston...so to speak.

      Hopefully Hyundai, since it is supposedly going to be moving its genesis coupe a bit upmarket in its next generation, will clone the Aston for a true poor man's Aston. I wish Aston all the best but seriously, most of us can never afford a 6 figure coupe.
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