Jaguar XKR

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The superfast, stunningly elegant Jaguar XKR ( should erase all concerns about the brand’s resurrection and any questions about the restoration of its vitality. Working from the 2009 model, designer Ian Callum added a deeper chin to the front, fender scoops to the jowls, and a functional spoiler plus four exhaust pipes to the rear. Jaguar’s engineers built a totally new 5-liter, 503 hp V-8, which produces 90 hp more than the engine that powered last year’s XKR. With the new engine, the $96,000 XKR can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. That quickness, along with the car’s striking shape, makes this Jaguar a rival to the almighty tourers from Aston Martin, Bentley, and Mercedes-Benz.