With the smooth beauty of the 2012 Jaguar XRS-S, customers have a choice between coupe and convertible.
If it’s comfort, power and accessories you want, then the Jaguar XKR-S will deliver all of that and more.
It’s the “more” factor that may tempt its owner to push this Jaguar to its top performance 186 mph (limited edition), but make sure you do that on a race track. Who knows, you might win the race.
I’ve always found car ads interesting, whether it’s one for an Owen Magnetic, for instance, from nearly 100 years ago, or from one of the ads for this Jaguar.
“The choice is coupe or convertible,” the ad states on a Jaguar Web site. “The same unmistakable, bold and assertive XKR-S stance. The same nacelles, broad vertical side vents and carbon-fiber splitter reduce heat and lift.”
Make sure you add “extended side sills” that reduce the XKR-S’s ride height and the 20-inch Vulcan lightweight forged alloy wheels.
The XRS-S has undergone some redesign on its suspension, to allow for what Jaguar says is “increased stiffness and enhanced handling.”
Ride quality, Jaguar says, is preserved in a car that offers the agility of a true sports car, but along with it what Jaguar calls structural rigidity.
What I see is another classic in the making.
The coupe and convertible each sport a 5.0-litre supercharged V8. Here are the other particulars:
Power HP: 550 @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
Torque LB-FT: 502 @ 2,500-5,500
0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds
Top speed: 186 mph (limited edition)
City/Highway MPG: 15/22 estimated
If you are concerned about all the power and stopping quickly, well, that’s also covered in the engineering.
Jaguar said it has equipped the XKR-S with a Jaguar high-performance braking system.
Without boring you with all the minutia, suffice it to say that whether coupe or convertible, Jaguar says the XKR-S can stop, when traveling at 60 mph, in a distance of 114 feet in 2.5 seconds.
In other words, that’s awesome.
Since you might be needing those brakes, it’s nice to know that engineers have designed brakes that Jaguar says “will provide a low work rate for reduced fade and increased pad life.”
There is some difference in the interior, but not much. After all, this is a luxury sports car that features the best in auto craftsmanship.
Attention has been paid to detail.
“There are new XKR-S-branded carbon and soft-grain leather heated seats with exclusive XKR-S micro-piping and stitching,” Jaguar notes.
For Each model, there are six exterior colors: Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Status Gray, British Racing Green, French Racing Blue, and Italian Racing Red.
Interior colors can range from warm charcoal soft grain and carbon leather with Reims blue micro-piping and contrast stitch to warm charcoal soft-grain leather and red duo tone with red contrast stitch.
Other main features include an excellent exhaust system with quad tailpipes, a rear apron that features a carbon-fiber diffuser, front lighting with pivoting headlamps, a reverse park camera with guidance, stainless steel pedals, a six disc in-fascia CD, and a Bowers & Wilkes 525-watt surround sound system.
Don’t forget the carbon-fiber engine cover, the heated steering wheel that is trimmed in Jet Suedecloth, and heated windshield.
What’s the price for this excellent sports car? MSRP from $132,000 for the coupe and MSRP from $138,000 for the convertible.
Source : Jaguar