2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible: LA Auto Show Reveal

Written by Automotive Rhythms

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

At-a-Glance:

  • The XKR-S Convertible is the most powerful and fastest convertible Jaguar has ever built
  • Supercharged V8 engine produces 550 hp and 502lb-ft of torque
  • Top speed of 186 mph and 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100 kmh in 4.4 seconds).
  • Only 25 examples of the 2012 model year XKR-S Convertible will be sold in the US
  • Performance Active exhaust enables higher power and torque and gives the XKR-S its own distinctive soundtrack
  • Lightweight aluminum architecture provides high torsional rigidity
  • Revised front and rear suspension means increased agility, precision and control without sacrificing comfort
  • Uprated Adaptive Dynamics system allows the enthusiastic driver to safely exploit the exhilarating handling
  • Styling changes developed with Computational Fluid Dynamics to reduce lift and maximize aerodynamic stability
  • New front bumper design with wider, lower air intake, carbon fiber air splitter and twin side nacelles
  • New rocker sills smooth the horizontal airflow and emphasize the 0.4-inch reduction in ride height
  • Unique rear wing with a carbon fiber insert and a rear apron ensure balanced aerodynamics front and rear
  • Convertible top opens and stows in just 18 seconds at speeds up to 15mph.
  • Flagship interior features 16-way adjustable Performance seats trimmed in carbon leather
  • 2012 model year production of the Coupe version, introduced at the Geneva show, has already sold out