8 June 2011

THE FASTEST JAGUAR PRODUCTION CAR YET CREATED: XKR-S IS LAUNCHED

THE FASTEST JAGUAR PRODUCTION CAR YET CREATED: XKR-S IS LAUNCHED The new XKR-S, XKR, XK and XFR are being launched in style in Portugal as the 12MY Performance Ride and Drive Programme hits its stride. View the video

Over 350 international media will take part in the three week long programme which includes driving routes through countryside, coastal roads and the new Autdromo Internacional do Algarve track. As well as the 12MY products they have also had a chance to drive the incredible XJ Supersport.

Media from all over the world have taken part in the programme, congregating in Portugal for a memorable and exciting two days.

Frank Klaas, Head of Global Communications for Jaguar Land Rover commented "We have had a tremendous start to our International Launch of the new XKR-S here in Portugal. The programme shows that we are confident in the capabilities of the XKR-S and using the Autdromo Internacional means that our audience can test the cars' ability to its maximum. Not only have media been able to test the XKR-S on the technical bends of the Autdromo, but also the XJ Supersport and 12MY XFR. Making this driving programme an exceptionally strong line up."

The fastest Jaguar in a generation, the XKR-S is capable of accelerating from rest to 100 mph in just 8.7-seconds before reaching a top speed of 186 mph. With substantially revised suspension architecture, new springs and dampers as well as revisions to the electronic systems controlling the Dynamic Stability Control and Active Differential, the XKR-S has the composure and traction to harness the extra power.