2011 Jaguar XKR-S – Click above to watch video after the jump

Jaguar has released new footage of the 2012 XKR-S, positively mauling Portugal's Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. As promised, the steroid-fed XK looks to be as fleet-footed as a NASA orbiter, pulling down 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on its way to a 186 mph top speed. It also appears that each and every one of its 542 horses (same as the XJ220) has an insatiable appetite for very expensive tires.

The coolest thing about this big electric blue coupe has to be its evil yowl as heard from inside the garages at the Portimao Circuit. It stands to reason that it should sound good, with a big V8 breathing through what amounts to an open exhaust system, but this big cat has enough aural might to show up even the most hardcore eight-banger from our shores. For the full effect, hit up the video after the jump, and crank the volume up to 11.

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      Sounds like my lawnmower.
      • 3 Years Ago
      then you think why Jaguar was always benn better than Aston in History....the only but for me its should be paintesd on british race green, somthing clasic in Jaguar
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      *drools over keyboard* after hearing that exhaust
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      looks more like a bobcat than a jaguar
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a sound, reminds me of a old Cobra or something.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Brilliant. An already great sounding exhaust, made even better. Clarkson, drive this car this season!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      so much for jags being beautiful, this beast just gets homelier all the time. And dani a carp has a prettier face than this one
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad all Jags (except maybe the XF) are overpriced. But go ahead and choose this over a GTR, Vantage or R8 if you must.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some awesome camera shots... helicopter?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! It sounds amazing.
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