facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

The Best of the Best 2003: Coupes - Jaguar XKR

Mike Nolan

When retooling the 2003 Jaguar XKR, Ford’s Premier Automotive Group knew enough to leave the Quick Change flawless exterior virtually untouched. Jaguar’s improvements were made where they were needed: under the hood. A completely redesigned power train includes a new 4.2-liter, 390-hp, supercharged V-8 that propels the $82,000 XKR from zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds. A 6-speed transmission shifts seamlessly, while the XKR’s Dynamic Stability Control and Computer Active Technology Suspension keep the Jaguar straight as a rail en route to its electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

Jaguar, www.jaguar.com

Read Next Article >>
Photo by Drew Phillips
With a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.9 second and a top speed beyond 200 mph, the new roadster will...
Photo by Dejan Sokolovski
The S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar were put through their paces by a professional racecar driver…
The upgraded iteration of Bentley’s flagship now carries the carmaker’s most powerful V-8 engine…
Seemingly minor power boosts lend the super-looking models some supercar performance…
918 Spyder Pure. Energy. Some stories are told in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds. For this story,...
Photo by Daimler AG
The gullwing doors are gone, but the German carmaker’s new flagship sports car will fly off the...
Sam Pack’s assemblage of automobiles could fill a municipal garage. But even Dallas collectors have...
The new program puts guests behind the wheels of supercars…
Production versions of this mean machine are scheduled to hit the street…
Photo by Charlie Magee
Created by Jaguar’s director of design, the new car is a reinterpretation of the classic Jaguar...