AutoWeek reports that the supercharged 4.2L V8 will produce 420 horsepower, not the 418 we previously reported. In addition, Jaguar's acceleration claims put the coupe at 60 mph in 4.9 second and the convertible in 5.0 seconds.
The fat cat has lost 154-lbs. in R-trim, tipping the scales now at 3,671 lbs. The suspension gets stiffer spring rates all around and an additional brace between the rear shock towers. The new XKR's aluminum monocoque construction contributes to a 30-percent stiffer coupe and 40-percent stiffer convertible. Bigger brakes can be seen through the spokes of 19-inch wheels (20-inchers are optional) and benefit from ABS, electronic brake force distribution, and brake assist.
Reportedly the XKR will arrive in showrooms this December, which is a great time of year to put your new high-performance convertible up for sale. If you want an XKR convertible and don't mind driving around with icicles on your 'stach for awhile, the droptop should go for around $92,000. The coupe is expected to be $85,000.