We love the Jaguar XKR-S at AROnline. It’s a British car that we can all be very proud of, both in terms of straight line performance (it’ll do 190mph derestricted) and handling – and will keep most supercars in sight no matter how tough the going gets. Obviously, it’s spent rather a lot of time at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe given Jaguar’s chassis development department based at the track – and it’s good that we get to see the new convertible being put through it’s paces there.
Forgive the terrible soundtrack and far too infrequent use of the onboard supercharged V8 soundtrack – and the fact we don’t get to see a full lap – and enjoy seeing this fine car in motion at the world’s most overrated test and development site.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.