In addition to the new XJR, Jaguar
also arrived in Manhattan this year (2013) with the most extreme XK to date. The XKR-S GT packs the same 550-horsepower 5.0-liter supercharged V8 as the existing XKR-S (not to mention the aforementioned XJR and the XFR-S sedans), but upgrades with revised suspension, brakes, rolling stock, aero and more to make us forget that Jaguar ever had to play second fiddle to Aston Martin
. It’s the first roadgoing Jaguar to use carbon-ceramic brakes, and also features adjustable dampers and active exhaust system, but the price tag jumps to $174,000 for each of the 30 units that will reach North America.