01 Dec '11, 10am

Jaguar UK - Jaguar XKR-S is '2011 Sports Car of the Year'

The Jaguar XKR-S has been awarded the title of '2011 Sports Car of the Year' by the respected German motoring magazine, Auto Bild Sportscars, following a poll of more than 70,000 of its readers. The XKR-S – the most powerful production car Jaguar has built – competed in the 'Production Sports Car Coupes' category, where it took 14.3 per cent of all votes, ahead of the Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi RS5 in their home market. The XKR-S Coupe was recently tested by Auto Bild on the famous Nürburgring Nordshleife, which it lapped in just 7-minutes 51-seconds; its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine produces 550PS and 680Nm, enabling it to sprint to 60mph in just 4.2-seconds before going on to reach an electronically limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h). To ensure minimal lift and maximum stability at such high speeds the XKR-S has a bespoke aerodynamic pack. Competing for the 10th 'A...

Full article: http://www.jaguar.com/gb/en/about_jaguar/news_and_pr/xkrs...

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