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10. Dodge Magnum SRT8
Assembling a list like this is actually a hard thing to do. Surprising as that may seem, putting together the perfect combination of vehicles, imaginary as it may be, needs to be carefully assembled, thought through, with each option weighed and considered. So submitted for your reading pleasure, here is what my garage would look like, if I could have any vehicle I wanted.
Meant to compete with the Black Series AMG cars, this XKR-S will get upgrades tailored for handling high-speeds and making tight turns. A massive rear wing is the most obvious new feature, but the car is also sporting a lower front spoiler, canards mounted on the sides of the front end and a larger hood with more air intakes. The lack of rear bucket seats also adds to the race oriented package.
Already running a 5.0-liter V8 that makes 550 hp, we can expect a slight power boost, tipped by the larger engine bay and added air intakes, needed to facilitate the extra horses by keeping the engine cool.
The car will likely bow at the Paris Auto Show in September.
GALLERY: 2013 Jaguar XKR-S Special Edition
Jaguar is considering taking its XKR-S to the next level of race inspired performance; a feat we didn’t think was possible. Jaguar has announced that they are considering a special edition XKR-S designed specifically for race day.
The special edition XKR-S will be designed for the customer who wants to spend a day at the track, and drive home at night in the same car. To achieve this Jaguar will likely remove the rear seats, replace the front two seats with proper racing seats, add unique gauges, add a fire suppression system and possibly outfit the car with a full roll cage. While much of this is speculation, it seems that all these changes and add ons would be the obvious choices to make the XKR-S an even more track ready car. The exterior will likely also get some added flare with a bigger rear spoiler and possibly a new ground effects kit.
The specially outfitted XKR-S would be built by Jaguar owned Engineered to Order(ETO) group, who produce bespoke cars for high value Jag customers.
Watch for this specially outfitted supercar at the Geneva or possibly the Paris motor show.
[Source: Car and Driver]