Geneva 2011: Jaguar XKR-S World Premiere, Baby Blue Never Looked so Mean


Calling it “the fastest and most powerful car that Jaguar has ever built”, Global Band Director Adrian Hallmark extolled the powerful coupe’s virtues even further during its debut at the Geneva Auto Show today. “It is the most agile and most responsive, but” he paused, “it is still a GT.”

Designed to perform like a sports car, the XKR-S is still a luxury coupe and Jaguar promises owners will be able to enjoy both sides of the machine simultaneously.

Making 550-hp thanks to a retuned version of the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 in the XKR, Jag promises a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 186-mph.

Sporting a new aero package with plenty of vents and exposed carbon fiber bits, the XKR-S also boasts four big exhaust pipes. Add to that a retuned suspension and new light weight wheels.

As possibly the highest performance version of the XK to debut before it is replaced with an all-new car, you won’t be able to decided whether to drive it like you stole it, or park it in a museum.