Built to original specifications, nine will be made to replace those lost in a fire 59 years ago…
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 (www.co1000.com), 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 […]
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.
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 (www.jaguar.com) is one really bad cat. Jaguar has tuned the supercharged engine to produce a tarmac-munching 550 hp, […]
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 […]
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 […]