Tuesday, March 1, 2011

550 Horsepower & 502 Foot-Pounds of Torque; That Sounds About Right

The top-of-the-heap Jaguar XKR has been bested in the performance sweepstakes by the all new Jaguar XKR-S.

The new super coupe, to be unveiled at Geneva's International Motor Show, is a thinly padded and tamed racer for the road. Jaguar is quoting 186 MPH top speed and a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds. All this power is held on the road by a heavily revised suspension and there are a few tweaks to the aerodynamics, some of which are quite visible in the publicity photos distributed by Jaguar.

Jaguar will also be hosting drives in the legendary E-Type at the Parc des Vives in Geneva, where the original car was introduced to the world by Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons a half century ago.

I'm sure that most of the members of the press covering this event weren't more than a tingle in dad's loins when the E-Type was launched.

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