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Jaguar’s New XKR-S Convertible Sells Out Before it Arrives

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What’s the fastest Jaguar convertible ever? That coveted title goes to the new 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible. Although it was only recently unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, all U.S.-bound units of the $138,875 convertible have already been spoken for.

Powering the Jaguar XKR-S Convertible is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque — the same unit powering the XKR-S Coupe that arrived earlier this year. All that power is routed through a six-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission, which helps the car sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

“Taking the track-oriented ethos of the XKR-S Coupe and applying it to a convertible is very exciting. There is a real spirit and thrill to driving with the roof down and in a car capable of these speeds that is going to be exaggerated to create a very dramatic and special experience,” said Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design.

In addition to offering 8 percent more horsepower than the standard XKR, the new XKR-S Convertible boasts a rigid, lightweight aluminum structure, stiffer springs and dampers, an aggressive aero kit that includes a carbon fiber front splitter, side sills and a carbon fiber rear valance, as well as 20-inch wheels wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero tires.

Take a closer look at the most powerful open-topped GT Jaguar has ever built below.

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2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image
2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image
2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image
2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image
2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image
2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image
2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image
2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible image

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible Press Release

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