Jaguar is proud to unveil its new supercharged sports car – the Jaguar XKR. Building on the excellence of the all-new XK introduced in late 2005, the XKR takes the Jaguar experience to new heights.

Like the normally aspirated XK model, the new XKR makes intelligent use of practical, modern technology such as its industry-leading aluminium monocoque body structure. In addition, an uprated 420bhp (SAE) supercharged V8 engine and class-leading calibration of its state-of-the-art, six-speed automatic transmission bring it a level of accessible, real-world performance that makes the XKR the most impressive, everyday, sporting GT in its class.

And the XKR’s powerful statement of intent is emphatically reinforced by enhanced sporting styling cues such as a unique front bumper, aluminium-finish grilles and bonnet louvres. While unique 19 and 20-inch alloy wheel designs and a quad-exhaust system add to its overall presence.

“The new supercharged XKR captures perfectly the essence of what makes a Jaguar XK so special,” commented Bibiana Boerio, Jaguar Cars managing director. “It is a flawless combination of refined Grand Tourer and serious performance sports car, that delivers a truly rewarding and exhilarating driving experience.”


• New supercharged Jaguar XK sports car – the XKR, available as a Coupe or Convertible

• All the attractions and attributes of the XK – but amplified in the ‘R’ to complement the extra power and performance

• 4.2-litre, supercharged V8 engine developing 420bhp and 560Nm of torque

• 0-60mph time of 4.9 seconds and 155mph (electronically limited) top speed. 50-70mph in just 2.5 seconds

• All-aluminium construction means a lighter, stiffer car, improving handling and agility. At 1665kg, the Coupe is 70kg lighter than its predecessor, while the 1715kg Convertible is 100kg lighter than the previous convertible XKR

• Uprated springs and dampers and recalibrated Computer Active Technology Suspension system for enhanced ride and handling

• Class-leading six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted ‘paddles’ for ultra-quick gear shifts

• Active Exhaust System to ensure cruising speed refinement but purposeful V8 roar under hard acceleration.

• Subtle XKR exterior styling enhancements include a sportier grille and front bumper design, louvred bonnet, unique aluminium-effect side power vents and new wheel designs

• Enhanced interior includes unique aluminium ‘weave’ design on the fascia (polished burr walnut is optional at no extra cost) and XKR sports seats

• Intuitive controls and driver-focussed technologies are available – including Keyless Entry, Keyless Start, advanced Touchscreen and Active Front Lighting

• Occupies unique market position, with performance to match rivals costing up to £30,000 more but price to match less well-performing rival models

• In summary, the epitome of a contemporary Jaguar Grand Touring sports car and a perfect illustration of the marque’s philosophy of building beautiful, fast cars

• Available to order from July onwards, with prices starting at £67,495 – a premium of just 12.5% over the normally aspirated XK.

About the Author