2010 Jaguar XKR Review

Sub5Zero.com recently did a road test and review of the 2010 Jaguar XKR. See what they had to say.

Back in 2005, Jaguar’s hottest selling model of all time ended its production run. That car was the XK. In the spring of 2006, the 2007 model emerged as a completely reworked vehicle that Jaguar hoped would continue to see record sales. The challenge for the company has been competing in a segment – Large Premium Sports Cars – that doubled from the mid 90s to the mid 2000s. Jaguar sought to blend the two major groups – grand tourers and sports cars – into a single kickass car.

That generation ran through 2009 offering a 4.2-liter V8 good for 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque as well as a supercharged variant providing 420 hp and 412 lb-ft of torque. But with everyone stepping up their game, Jaguar quickly realized that even though they had satisfied their goal, they certainly had no BMW M6 or Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG killer…

When you think of Jaguar, tires evaporating into plumes of smoke is not the first thing that comes to mind. And rightfully so. The company has made a name for itself by producing solid touring vehicles that get you from point A to point B in style and luxury. The 2010 Jaguar XKR Convertible doesn’t depart from the company’s core principles, but it does add a performance spark that instantly transforms the car into an entirely different class of vehicle: the entry-level supercar.

Read the full review here.

  

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