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2012 Jaguar XKR-S

Cat Scratch Fever Keeping a vehicle fresh and relevant over a long model cycle is one of any automaker's toughest tasks. There are basically two schools of thought on how to do it: a steady parade of trim-and-tape special editions (Lexus SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition, anyone?) or the more capital-intensive high-performance route. To riff on Neil Young, "Is it better to do a burnout, or fade away?" Jaguar appears to have the answer in the form of two black stripes on the pavement: the 2012 XKR-S. The current XK has been around since late 2005, and while its classic grand tourer prop... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
SC 5.0L V8
Power:
550 HP / 502 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$132,875 (as tested)
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    Spy Shots: Mystery Jaguar XKR-S track pack caught testing
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    Jaguar looks to be hard at work on a new Track Edition of the company's already menacing XKR-S. Spy photographers spotted a more hardcore Track Edition testing at the Nürburgring recently, and while details are scarce, odds are the high horsepower coupe will serve as a suitable competitor to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series, among others. The ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar XKR-S Convertible spotted testing
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    There isn't much to speculate upon here. Take one tantalizing Jaguar XKR-S, cut off the roof, strengthen the body a bit and voila – Jaguar XKR-S Convertible. Sounds good, right? Our spies recently captured this bright red prototype out running the Nürburgring, and judging by how composed and put-together this tester looks, we'd say that the ...

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    Spy Shots: Extra-hot Jaguar XKR caught ahead of Geneva debut
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    Jaguar testers have just been caught running around the British countryside with a pair of camouflaged XK coupes. One looks to be the upcoming facelifted XKR, while the other appears to be a mysterious – and as-yet unnamed – more powerful XKR variant. Rumor has it that this super XKR could be named the XK-E in honor of the 50th anniversary ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar XK diesel under development
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    The reports are true: a 3.0-liter diesel Jaguar XK is on the way. The new XK, long due for a serious refresh, will show up in 2009 with the minor addition of the JaguarDrive selector a la XF and the major addition of a diesel engine to boost fuel economy and sales, along with two new V8s. Since Jaguar's 2.7-liter V6, which puts out 204 hp and 320 lb-ft., is ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Jaguar XKR
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    The 2009 Jaguar XK-R has been spotted and shot doing the rounds in Europe. With so many other pots on the boil, like the XF-R and the new XJ, the XK-R is going the subtle route when it comes to changes. Up front, new intakes will be fitted under the headlights, while out back LED tail lights will be fitted in place of the standard units. One change we are ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar XK-R with extra kick
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    Now that Jaguar and Aston Martin are no longer officially related, the leaping cat feels free to pounce on its former corporate sibling. The current Jaguar XK-R isn't enough to really challenge cars like the Aston Martin Vantage V8 or Porsche 911, so Jag is cooking up a hotter version -- an XK-R-R? With ECU and engine modifications, the forced breather ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar XF coming with 500HP
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    It appears that the XKR caught with Jaguar's new JaguarDrive gear selector was also accompanied by a group of test mules for the upcoming XF sedan. The convoy was encountered in Austria where Jaguar has rented a house and garage behind a gas station to work on the cars in private, or so they thought. While we've seen XF mules before, it's always fun to ...

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    Spy Shots: JaguarDrive interface uncovered!
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    click above image for more pics of the Jaguar XKR with JaguarDrive var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Jaguar_s_new_transmission_selector_looks_straight_from_Star_Trek'; The spies at KGP Photography have been trying to capture Jaguar's new JaguarDrive transmission selector interface all week, and until today the best view they got was almost completely ...

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    Jaguar XKR - the cat's out of the bag
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    Snap. Don't know who is getting canned over this rather large leak, but official pics of the Jaguar XKR that was supposed to make its world debut at the British Motor Show in July have made their way onto the world wide web. From what we know the XKR will come with a supercharged 4.2L V8 developing 416 horsepower. Available in both coupè and ...

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