2012 Jaguar XK and XKR-S: Power of the Jaguars
Friday, December 23, 2011
The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S is billed as the most powerful of the range; and that is saying a lot, since all Jaguars are built to be the powerful cars. This coupe is exciting to drive as the 20-inch Pirelli tires, suspension system and the nose pivots mesh into one exceptional combo, providing the traction and control on the track or the regular road.
Jaguar has fitted a supercharged 5-liter V8 engine and overhauled the power delivery systems: and the result? An awesome 550HP and 502 lb-ft of torque between 2500 to 5500 rpm propel the XKR-S to be the power car on any day.
Top speed of 186-MPH calls for better than routine steering and control: the differential control under the XKR-S has been redesigned to sense steering angle, yaw, and speed. As the mechanism modulates the torque, the Sports car obeys your command superbly.
Sport or drive automatic gearshift mode is selectable by the trademark JaguarDrive selector, which automatically rises into your hand as you press the start button. Jaguar XKR-S is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, but if you want to be even more active, there are one-touch paddles just behind the steering wheel.
When driving a sports car, it requires easy-to-reach controls; Jaguar XKR-S’s 7” touch screen achieves not only this, but it has kept the number of controls to a minimum. You reach the right control at the right time and set the climate, connect through the Bluetooth telephone system and use the satellite navigation. Pivoting headlamps and cornering lamps are operated by an active front lighting system, Jaguar calls it AFL; the system reacts to the speed and steering input, deflecting the beams up to 15 degrees and also throws the light deeper around the corners.
The Jaguar XKR-S, is a literal speed demon and obviously, such power requires skilled and experienced servicing. Factory training and regular updates from the manufacturer are the embodiment of such support. Which is why Merritt Island Jaguar, a leading Jaguar dealership in Merritt Island, Florida, puts a strong emphasis on customer service; whether it is before, during or after the sale. Merritt Island Jaguar offers professional service and years of dedicated experience to these fine sports cars: a major fact that matters, when you are discussing a $100,000 vehicle! Visit us today to check out the 2012 Jaguar XKR for yourself as well as our exquisite selection of new Jaguars and take advantage of Jaguar’s Complimentary Platinum Coverage.