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LA Auto Show 2011 Live: Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

The British brought at LA Auto Show 2011 the new 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible, the droptop variant of the most powerful coupe made by Jaguar, equipped with 550 horsepower.

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible - LA Auto Show 2011 Live

Jaguar brought at LA Auto Show 2011 the new XKR-S Convertible, the performance version of the XKR-S coupe. Described as the fastest and most powerful convertible ever, Jaguar XKR-S Convertible proposes to the public an interesting equation.

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2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible Info

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible adopts the same 5.0-liter V8 engine, with two Roots compressors and two intercoolers and develops a total of 550 horsepower and a torque of 680 Nm.

The resources are channeled to the rear axle through an active differential and can accelerate the supercar from 0 to 60 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds. The performance of Jaguar XKR-S Convertible is impressive, given that it weighs no less than 4145 lbs (1880 kilograms).

Capable of a torsional rigidity of 16,500 Nm/degree, Jaguar XKR-S Convertible could take the suspensions from the coupe and adopts a set of something more sporty shock absorbers. The rear suspension geometry and the steering were revised.

Mike Cross, responsible for the integrity of the new model and chassis development, said: “Because XK was designed to be a convertible from the start, its structural rigidity is very high. This allowed us to adopt the sporty suspension settings from the coupe to create a convertible without compromise.”

LA Auto Show 2011 Live: 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible Video

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible via | Jaguar USA

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