2014 Jaguar XKR




For some drivers, the
regular Jaguar XK’s 385
horsepower V8 just doesn’t
cut it for a luxury coupe.
It’s for these folks that
Jaguar makes the XKR,
which produces 510
horsepower from its
supercharged V8.
Peak power for this force-
fed 5.0-liter V8 arrives at
6000 rpm, while peak
torque of 461 pound-feet
comes from 2500 to 5500
rpm. The sprint from zero-
to-60 mph takes just 4.6
seconds, while fuel
economy checks in at 15
mpg in the city and 22 mpg
on the highway.






As with Jaguar’s other “R”
models, the XKR coupe has
high-performance brakes
to improve stopping power,
plus a more aggressive
suspension setup for a
firmer ride, less body roll,
and lower ride height.
To differentiate it from the
XK, the R model has unique
styling cues such as a more
aggressive front fascia, air
intakes on the hood,
aluminum-finish grilles,
more creases on the hood,
and quad exhaust pipes.
Customers can chose
between 19- and 20-inch
wheels for the XKR.
To give the XKR a sportier
feel, the suspension
system makes use of up-
rated springs and dampers,
plus a recalibrated
computer to control the
dynamic suspension
settings.
A six-speed automatic
transmission with steering-
wheel-mounted paddles is
standard. On downshifts,
the system creates a
throttle blip to shorten
over-run shifts. An
“active” exhaust system
ensures the XKR is quiet
while cruising, yet still able
to create purposeful V8
roar under hard
acceleration.
Inside, the XKR features a
simple but elegant cabin
design along with the
highest quality leather and
wood (aluminum trim is
optional) and all of the
entertainment and
convenience devices one
could wish for in a luxury
coupe.
Standard features include a
navigation system with a
seven-inch LCD touch
screen, a 525-watt, 14-
speaker Bowers & Wilkins
sound system, dual-zone
automatic climate control,
Bluetooth smartphone
connectivity, a rear parking
camera and more.
New for the latest model
year is an optional Dynamic
Pack, which upgrades the
suspension to the even
tighter and more handling-
focused setup from the
fire-breathing XKR-S.
Occupant Safety
Standard safety features
include dual front, front
side airbags and full-length
side curtain airbags in
addition to traction and
stability control systems
and electronic brake-force
distribution.

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