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When it comes to the likes of Aston Martin and Jaguar, you have to admit that both storied marques have their similarities.

Especially when it comes to the XK-Series and anything Aston.

Both are GTs. Both are luxury cars turned into hot rods. Both are lovely places to be. Both have outrageous exhaust notes. In this case, both have carbon ceramic brake kits.

What's there not to like? Well, that's for you to decide.

In this epic battle, the leaping cat takes on Aston with its über rare XKR-S GT. Having driven an XKR-S myself, I can confirm it felt far too soft and not much different than a standard XKR. It was fast as hell but when the entire equation didn''t add up, it led to a very disheartening experience.

Let's see if Jag can right itself here...


On this episode of Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago pits two great Britons against each other: the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and the Jaguar XKR-S GT. The similarities between these two run deep. Base price and power are similar, and both have carbon ceramic brakes, adjustable dampers, and Pirelli P Zero Corsas. The factories responsible are 37 miles from one another; it's easy to imagine the engineering groups meet for warm beer -- or tea. Which one deserves the bragging rights? This week, we find out!





CAR WARS! CIVIL WAR — Battle Of The BRITS! 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs. 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

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