Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the XKR-S marks the zenith of the Jaguar line, with a 550-hp supercharged V8 capable of running to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Between runs around the Nürburgring and a few hundred hours with computers and wind tunnels, Jaguar was able to resculpt the prow of the XKR-S and add a rather un-British wing to ensure the topless version does not lift occupants into the winds at triple-digit speeds.
Jaguar says it will only sell 25 of the all-aluminum XKR-S in the United States, a goal that it's likely to meet without difficulty. Big cats do tend to move deceptively fast.
- Los Angeles Auto Show