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Chiltern of Bovingdon
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 5000
Engine size 4196
Engine size 4.2
Engine size 5
Jaguar's XKR is a British sportscar that takes on the finest and fastest of its rivals with huge reserves of supercharged power and an awesome array of technology to get it on to the tarmac. Just over 500 horsepower from the standard version will be more than enough for most but for those needing performance close to supercar standards, the 542 braked horses of the top XKR-S should certainly satisfy. Here, we look at the later 2011 to 2015 models from a used car perspective.
To be able to create a car that rides like a Grand Tourer yet changes direction and grips like a supercar is no mean feat. Yet that's exactly what Jaguar managed with this XKR. It still isn't quite as focused as a Porsche 911 for dedicated enthusiasts, but then if it was, it probably wouldn't be able to reward as much as it does on those occasions when you're not fighting against the clock.
Of course if you are, you'd want to be behind the wheel of the XKR-S version if you could afford to be. Lacking our own private runway, we'd find the standard XKR frighteningly fast enough when we wanted it to press on, relaxed and laid back when we didn't.
No other car of this kind offers quite this Jaguar's blend of speed, refinement and driver involvement. To call it an E-Type for the 21st century is as big a compliment as we can give. This XKR is nothing less.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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