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2011 Jaguar XKR-S

JAGUAR XKR

When Jaguar replaced the XJS with the XK8 in 1996, the difference between the new and old cars was like night and day. The XK8 featured Jaguar’s new 4.2-litre V8 engine, which also came in supercharged guise, in the XKR. While the XK8 was a vast improvement over the XJS, the second-generation XK was just as big a step forward, with its lightweight aluminium body, better packaging and far better dynamics. Initially it used the same 4.2-litre V8, but in 2009 a new 5.0-litre unit arrived.

The transformation was complete…

Realising that for some owners too much is not enough. Jaguaroffered an even more powerful second-generation XKR option, the RS – with a whopping 542bhp.

The first-generation XKRhada healthy 370bhp on tap, while the second-generation 4.2 offered 400bhp. But the glorious 5,0-litre car has a massive 503bhp.