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 |  Jun 16 2011, 12:13 PM

Jaguar’s new high performance XKR-S is the fastest car in its lineup since the XJ220 supercar built twenty years ago. Jaguar is now considering installing the same 542-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 in the XK convertible and XF sedan. The XKR-S convertible and coupe will have identical aerodynamic upgrades feauturing front and rear carbon-fiber spoilers as well as extra front air scoops and wider fender arches. This Jaguar is capable of reaching 186 mph and looks absolutely fantastic.

The XF will also receive an “S” model featuring improved power with a new 0-60 time of around 4 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. The XFR-S will supposedly cost around $25,000 more than the regular XFR so it is fairly expensive. However this car is supposed to give the BMW M5 a run for its money and will also compete with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG.

Both the XKR-S convertible and the XFR-S sedan will receive the active exhaust system that opens for more power and sound during performance driving, as well as the variable-rate dampers.

[Source: Motor Trend]