Items like the thick, cross-stiched leather, touchscreen navigation and a Bowers & Wilkins stereo hide just how wild the Jaguar XKR-S is. Without them you'd be overcome by the scent of a feral carnivore with blood on its breath, which is what the hottest coupe in Jaguar's portfolio really is. Yet Jaguar is thinking about removing the XKR-S' urbane coverings and producing a street-legal track version that would drop weight and lap times, according to a report in Car and Driver.

Jaguar isn't yet saying if such a model would add to the established production run of 300, or be included in that original allotment. It's speculated that track-day equipment like a fire-suppression system and different gauges could appear, but an included roll-cage is a bigger question mark.

As Jaguar figures out where it needs to apply its resources to hone its brand perception and up its sales, perhaps a top-end customer racer to challenge the best from Porsche and Aston and Audi is just what it needs.


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      Eric G
      • 2 Years Ago
      IDK how the rest of you feel but this car is much nicer then the recent Benzs. The interior in this car is beautiful compared to the new plasticy Benzs. If Jaguar would spend more on marketing, they could seriously get back in the game. They need to get magizines and website to review their cars. Then they need to start making commericals. BMW, Mercedes, Infinity and Acura all have commercials, some of them have a new one every few months and honestly, I would rather have this car when compared to some of those other brands. Another thought. If Jaguar could improve on their cars some more performance wise, they could try and compete against Porsche. Especially if Jaguar offers manual transmissions in their cars.
      burkevillebum
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the black on black for this car
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        MigrantWorker
        • 2 Years Ago
        Jaguar needs to bring a compact car to steal some market share from BMW 3 and MB C-class.
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          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MigrantWorker
          XF isnt meant to fight the 3. Its a 5 series competitor.
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      This sheet metal is 6 years old now - retire it already!! - starting to look as old as the XK8, which did not age well
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs more letters added to its name.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should call it the XKR-RS. And I'm pretty sure the racing one is called XKR-RSR, or something. More letters=more sporty, right? I can't wait to see the XKR-RGT-RSR-XV, it would probably do 0-60 in 1 second flat. In all seriousness, this sounds like a good idea, crank up the boost to make 600hp, further unsilence the exhaust, drop a few hundred pounds of weight, and put fat tires, huger brakes, and firmer suspension. Maybe a big wing, diffuser, and splitter, while we're at it. Why not?
      Christopher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oowwee! Thats a badass black cat! Awesommmmmme!