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The Best of the Best 2003: Coupes – Jaguar XKR

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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.


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