2010 Jaguar XKR

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Make: Jaguar
Model: XKR
Engine: 5.0 litre V8
Aspiration: Supercharged
Maximum Power: 510 hp (375 kW)
Maximum Torque: 461 lb-ft (625 Nm)
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

2010 Jaguar XKR

Jaguar Press Release
15 January 2009

Built in the tradition of great grand tourers, with state-of-the-art engineering, aerospace-inspired construction and outstanding driving dynamics, the new XK is the latest in a long line of legendary performance Jaguars.

The Jaguar sports car experience moves on to a new level in 2009 with the introduction of a new generation of the XK and XKR coupe and convertible.

With all-new V8 engines delivering more power and performance with greater efficiency, even more dramatic looks, interior enhancements, advanced lightweight aluminium body structure and a wider range of models, the new XK and XKR build on 60 years of legendary performance to deliver the best of everything Jaguar. Designated 2010 model year but dependent on model and market available from as early as March 2009, the new XK range not only stands out from the crowd, it stands apart.

The combined efforts of Jaguars designers and engineers have produced a sports car that utilises advanced technologies at a higher level than ever before. The benefits of the XKs lightweight but stiff and strong chassis are already acknowledged. Not only does this architecture bring dynamic benefits thanks to its torsional rigidity, it also offers excellent safety and crash repair features and provides the ideal base to improve performance across the board including optimised fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

The AJ-V8 Gen III engines are the most advanced and efficient Jaguar has ever produced. They deliver significantly more power and torque than the previous generation of engines: 510 PS and 625 Nm in the new supercharged XKR and 385 PS and 515 Nm in the XK models.

With the introduction of these all-new 5.0-litre direct-injection V8 engines comes a new level of performance for the XK, with improved acceleration from standstill and stunning in-gear acceleration times. All models are electronically limited to a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 kph), but the 0-60 mph sprint for naturally aspirated coupe models is now 5.2 seconds (previously 5.9 seconds), while for the supercharged XKR coupe, 0-60 mph is 4.6 seconds (previously 4.9 seconds).

In-gear times are equally impressive, with the naturally aspirated XK accelerating from 50-70 mph in just 2.5 seconds, while the supercharged XKR completes the same sprint in just 1.9 seconds.

And yet thanks to a combination of excellent powertrain efficiency and the XKs advanced lightweight body architecture, all XKs offer strong fuel economy and impressive CO2 emissions ratings. Fuel economy is comparable to the previous generation of XK despite the significant increases in power and performance and CO2 emissions from each engine are better than the out-going versions.

With an all-new, supercharged AJ-V8 engine and dramatic new looks, the new XKR has all the performance, power and panache that you expect in the ultimate sporting Jaguar.

Allowing the engines to optimise their power is one of the most sophisticated transmissions available. Jaguars acclaimed electronically controlled, six-speed ZF 6HP28 transmission offers an unparalleled combination of driver control matched to virtually undetectable gearshifts. With control either from steering wheel-mounted paddles or full automatic mode via the JaguarDrive Selector, which is new for the 2010 Model Year XK, the transmission is now paired with an advanced electronic differential on the XKR model. This ensures the supercharged car accelerates even faster, handles even more precisely and sets new standards of dynamic control.

There are three core models in the new XK range: the XK, the highly equipped XK Portfolio and the supercharged XKR, each with its own sporting character. In addition to the many changes under the skin, the new XKs are visually different to the previous generation. Each still looks just like a Jaguar should look seductive, powerful and elegant but all models, coupe and convertible, introduce revised exterior styling that underlines Jaguars contemporary thinking on design.

Inside, quality levels are raised even further with new interior trim and finishes that demonstrate Jaguars craftsmanship, plus even more comprehensive specification. The driver is the centre of attention, with exciting new ideas, including the acclaimed JaguarDrive Selector, Adaptive Dynamics (the latest in computer-controlled suspension) with Active Differential Control and comfort features such as heated and cooled seats taking the driving experience of the new XK range to even higher levels of luxury alongside the improved performance.

The new XK delivers more power, more performance and more technology without compromise. It moves the Jaguar sports car experience on to a whole new level.

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