Jaguar XKR-S brings some lack of style to Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the most dramatic and most important events of the automotive world of 2011. Despite that, Jaguar decided they can be a bit tacky in their stand.

Jaguar logo

Jaguar logo

Even though I tend to like Jaaaags, this version of the Jaguar XKR the British plan to unveil in Geneva simply looks wrong.

It’s called the Jaguar XKR-S, it packs a fair bit of punch under it’s bonnet but still somehow it manages to look out of place.

You see I find Jaguars as a lovely car, with impressive dynamics but above all, it has beautiful, elegant lines.

Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar XKR-S

The Jaguar XKR-S has a body kit which simply does not mix with these two attributes. It is rather ghastly and ostentatious.

The worse parts of the Jaguar XKR-S are those on the top, the spoiler and the hood. The hood has more groves than a diffuser and the rear spoiler seems to have come from a cheap Japanese tuning shop.

Happily however, the engine of the Jaguar XKR-S is a standard tune of the supercharged 5.0 liter V8 which develops about 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque.

Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar XKR-S

This powerplant sends all of the grunt to the rear wheels and that means the XKR-S can get from 0 to 60 in just 4.2 seconds and it can keep on going to about 186 mph.

I guess if you actually own it, the Jaguar XKR-S makes much more sense than it does from the outside.

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