Jaguar XKR-S First Drive
Two hundred miles per hour. You can not admit open, but talking to the men behind the new Jaguar XKR-S, and if the cat
biggest since the XJ220 was not electronically limited to 186 kmh on the door would
magic speed barrier. pat and now we can show it was not necessary this very wise to do so.
The XKR-S announced as soon
will be more focused on the Jaguar driver of all time (excluding the XJ220
), has some responsibility on their shoulders. You can do almost anything with a Ferrari 599 GTB
can do, but for more than £ 100,000 less? Or is it just a faster version of
XKR? Auto Express has taken a test drive to find.
The company showed there was more potential in Coventry, the supercharged XKR
limited when the XKR-75 produced last year – but this car makes things a notch. Each
XKR-S seems ready for a fight, and our example
black metal seemed so threatening to get Jaguar.
Adjustments for output
top with a new nose, Twin Air balls deep with grill and a spoiler. Wider fenders widened side skirts, a rear spoiler and carbon fiber quad exhaust
seeds of a new diffuser to give the XKR-S aggression incredible.
They also carry daytime running lights, new taillights, a number of badges and RS alloy wheels 20 inch
Vulcan LED. All this is not just turn our heads in the main street, but the spoilers and skirts high of 26 percent.
This is important when you look at the 5.0-liter V8 engine is powerful supercharged. XKR has a standard 503bhp, the 523bhp XKR limited edition-75, but this version has 542bhp with improved care, a revised ECU and a new exhaust system.
On paper, it means
0-60mph in 4.2 seconds (four tenths faster than the standard XKR), 0-100 km / h in 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 186 km per hour. That is enough to accelerate a £ 109.995
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, a £ 135,760 Bentley Continental GT and a £ 179,022 Aston Martin DBS. And it’s almost enough punch knockout the most expensive super sports cars from Ferrari and Lamborghini.
How is the road? Slide the seat luxury sports – the pure function RS emblems embossed in the headrests and integrated
pushed aside – and you’ll be paying for a class that
is subtle, but very well done. Thumb the starter button and the V8 is crying, but how do I install
mix gently away in a quiet area, site
six-speed automatic transmission.
Even if the suspension is reduced by 10mm and the springs are generally stiffer, the ride feels bad more than the standard XKR. In fact, with the wonderful road manners, the XKR-S is still every inch a grand tourer. Floor the accelerator to explode, but to hell. With a torque of 680nm, the big V8 engine of 1753 kg coupe starts at the horizon, and as the tach sweeps past 4,000 rpm, the soundtrack has a harder edge than ever XKR. You can hear the compressor sorry, but no sound of a V8 race in style, with a few taps and blows, when accompanied by wonderful understated.
Changes from the patch of cells XKR-S six-speed low speed. Third and fourth gears taste of real party trick to brag reasons, including flexibility and seemingly endless, an Airbus A380-speed style.
But the newcomer is not only fast in a straight line. “This is a car that will transport you to the Nurburgring and then do a round
sub-eight minutes,” said the man, who did exactly that, the chief engineer Mike Cross.
Changes in the balance, aluminum knuckles new direction to increase the precision, differential geometry of revised and updated and active rear adaptive damping system.
The result is an increase in emergency response, sensational damping at high speeds and brilliant body control. The balance of the chassis is good and adjustable – with so much power, it is easy to awaken the traction control, but the XKR-S Track mode and you can slide it back within a reasonable safety net. It’s funny and fun and full of personality.
The car, however, in the corner like a Porsche 911 GT3 feel pressed, few competitors are as quick and capable. A Mercedes SL63 AMG, for example, but not very interesting. And there’s always the perception that he was completely blown off the line, the XKR-S is a nice car would be 200 mph.