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Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

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Jaguar will showcase its XKR-S at this Month’s LA Auto Show. It’s due to go on sale in early 2012 and we’ve listed the key points on the car below:

 

  • The XKR-S Convertible is the most powerful and fastest open-topped GT Jaguar has ever built.
  • Supercharged AJ-V8 GENIII petrol engine produces 550PS (405kW) and 502lb/ft (680Nm) but just 292g/km of CO2.
  • Top speed 186mph (300km/h) and 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds).
  • Performance Active exhaust enables higher power and torque and gives the XKR-S its own distinctive soundtrack.
  • Lightweight aluminium architecture provides high torsional rigidity, making the XKR-S Convertible the stiffest car in its class.
  • Revised front and rear suspension means increased agility, precision and control without sacrificing comfort.
  • Uprated Adaptive Dynamics system allows the enthusiastic driver to safely exploit the exhilarating handling.
  • Styling changes informed by Computational Fluid Dynamics to reduce lift and maximise aerodynamic stability.
  • New front bumper design with wider, lower air intake, carbon fibre splitter and twin side nacelles.
  • New sills smooth the horizontal airflow and emphasise the 10mm reduction in ride height.
  • Unique rear wing with carbon fibre insert and apron ensure balanced aerodynamics front and rear.
  • Convertible roof opens and stows in just 18 seconds.
  • Flagship interior features 16-way adjustable Performance seats trimmed in carbon leather.