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Jaguar’s XK family will have a new range topper soon, as the British luxury brand has announced plans to launch the hardcore XKR-S at the Geneva Motor Show. Although Jag says it doesn’t depart from the XK’s “duality of purpose” which is GT luxury with incredible performance, the XKR-S gets even more power, revised suspension and a more aggressive look.

“The XKR-S is a bold and exciting new model for Jaguar,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s new Global Brand Director. “We expect to attract both loyal and new Jaguar driving enthusiasts who still want the comfort, opulence and class only a Jaguar can offer, combined with inspirational performance.”


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The XKR-S produces 550 hp with 680 Nm of torque, which allows it a top speed of 300km/h and 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds. It uses a tuned version of the supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III 5.0-litre, which makes 510 hp and 625 Nm in the XKR (0-60 mph in 4.6 sec).

Under the skin changes include a stiffer front suspension knuckle (improves steering precision), stiffer front/rear springs, fatter rear tyres, revised dampers and a 10mm lower ride height. Steering and differential settings have been modified and there’s a revised exhaust system in place.