Mar 4, 2011
Jaguar and Land Rover have introduced several novelties at Geneva Motor Show 2011. While Jaguar has come up with the most powerful car in its history, the Jaguar XKR-S, Land Rover has launched a hybrid, alongside with the most expensive Range Rover model in the range.
The British concern Jaguar Land Rover stand at Geneva 2011, presented a series of novelties. Just because they have been bought by Tata Motors didn’t let the British to forget their heritage and celebrated 50 years since the release of Jaguar E-Type. What better way to celebrate this anniversary than a modern successor to the XK-E, the one and only Jaguar XKR-S. For Jaguar that is the most powerful supercar in history, but not the fastest ever made.
Jaguar XKR-S is equipped with a 5.0 liter V8 engine offering 550 hp and 680 Nm. Engine enables XKR-S coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and accelerating from 0-160 km/h in just 8.6 seconds. The maximum speed of Jaguar XKR-S is 300 km/h. The XKR-S has a revised suspension and an ESP rescheduled for increased performance.
In contrast, Range Rover came to Geneva with Range_e Hybrid that emits just 89 grams of CO2 per kilometer. That Land Rover Range_e is equipped with a V6 diesel engine mated to a ZF eight-speed transmission. Specifications for the hybrid system of this model is secret, and the model retained all-wheel drive system and can run 32 kilometers to 100% electric mode. Along with the new Range_e, another special model was brought: Range Rover Autobiography – the most expensive model in Range Rover history and Range Rover Evoque, the smallest and cheapest model in the range.