Jaguar XKR

Overall Auto Express Rating

5.0 out of 5

Beautifully styled, and now with the performance to match, the legendary E-Type Coupé finally has a spiritual successor truly worthy of its innovation and performance. What’s more, Jaguar also has a new flagship supercar more than capable of holding its own against the very best GT cars currently available.

And it’s not just the XFR that’s set to benefit from the firm’s thumping new supercharged V8 engine…The XKR will benefit from the changes made to the flagship powerplant too.

Priced from £79,999, the top of the range XKR gets the same 503bhp power output as the new XFR, but thanks to a slightly lower kerbweight it is even faster – sprinting from 0-60mph in a staggering 4.6 seconds.

Top speed is limited to 155mph, but numbers alone don’t do justice to the improvements made throughout this car.

New look lights at the front and rear boost the quality of the detailing, while inside the car also gets the JaguarDrive gear selector described opposite.

There’s new suspension, plus the addition of the firm’s electric limited slip differential.

On the road, these modifications combine to ensure that the XKR is not just incredibly fast in a straight line, but a fine performer on twisting roads too.

The brakes are enormously strong, and coupled with the car’s well judged traction and stability control systems offer a good blend of performance and security.

In all this car’s combination of speed, agility, poise and balance is even greater than that of the XFR, and to our mind is one of the finest high performance GT cars money can currently buy.

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