Pursuits: A Grand Day Out

A firsthand account of the Colorado Grand: the longest-running and most exclusive classic car tour in the United States. It’s the opening morning of the Colorado Grand (, a four-day, 1,000-mile classic car tour, and because it’s my first time participating in the storied event, I’m chomping at the bit for some action. But the […]

Jaguar XKR

With four fewer cylinders and a supercharger for added excitement, Jaguar’s most powerful V-8 engine even bests the V-12 Aston Martin DBS in terms of horsepower. Although the backseats are at best gratuitous, two occupants can travel in comfort without compromise.

Best of the Best 2012: Coupes & GTs: Jaguar XKR-S

Most Jaguar disciples considered the standard Jaguar XK coupe and roadster—with their 5-liter engines and 385 hp—naughty enough. Then came the XK-R, which added a supercharger and 125 units of horsepower. Arriving this year, the Jaguar XKR-S ( is one really bad cat. Jaguar has tuned the supercharged engine to produce a tarmac-munching 550 hp, […]

Wheels: Jaguar’s Wilder Side

Seldom does the brand name Jaguar evoke a car suited for unbridled extroverts, a vehicle that is the shameless, attention-seeking life of the automotive party. Yet the designers of the XKR-S obviously intended for this Jaguarto be noticed—not just by drivers seeking a harder-edged GT experience, but by virtually anyone whose path the new cat […]

Autos: Cause for Celebration

Driving the XKR175 is as refreshing as reading a Jaguar review that has no feline references. Jaguars have never been known as hot rods; even the marque’s byword of the XK era—”Grace . . . Space . . . Pace”—shuffles performance to the end of the slogan. But with a new 5-liter V-8 engine spooling […]

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