British car brand Jaguar has taken the Jaguar XKR-S to the track. They took the powerful Jaguar to the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve near Portimao, Portugal. Mike Cross, chief engineer at Jaguar, takes us around the challenging circuit explaining the highlights of the new package.
The British sports car has an uprated supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III R direct-injection engine producing 550hp together with 680Nm of torque. The power enables a sprint from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds. Additional modifications to the XKR-S include a new sports exhaust, sharper suspension settings and optimized ESP program to allow for a bigger tolerance. A new rear spoiler should improve down force and improve grip.