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2011 Jaguar XKR Special Edition

Let’s have some fun in this edition of Cars Coming Soon, whaddaya say? We all need to take some time to dream once in a while, and lucky for us, plenty of automakers give us seriously dream-worthy automobiles.

We’ll start with Jaguar, which is about to release its fastest XK-Series ever. The XKR Special Edition coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor Show and have an electronically limited top speed of 174 mph, along with styling features that Autoweek calls “sinister.” Cool.

Power comes from a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that makes 510 horsepower and can hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

I’ve always been a fan of Jaguar design and believe Jags capture a British elegance better than any other automaker… and that includes Bentley.

Bentley Supersports ConvertibleIt’s no secret that Bentley design doesn’t exactly do it for me, but I reserve my judgment on the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible. Holy smokes, that car is hot. Here’s what MotorAuthority says:

It features the Supersports Coupe’s 612 horsepower twin-turbocharged W-12 engine and is capable of reaching 60 mph from rest in just 3.9 seconds and topping out at 202 mph–making it the fastest four-seat convertible in the world.

Who can argue with that?

2011 Porsche CayenneNext up is the 2011 Porsche Cayenne, an SUV I fell in love with after a single test drive. Now an image has leaked that shows a much more Porsche-esque design for the 2011 version. Again, the official debut will happen in Geneva, but from the looks of it, a lot of Cayenne doubters should stop their quibbling after seeing this bad boy.

Lotus fans get to celebrate an update to the much-beloved Elise, with the 2011 Lotus Elise2011 model set to arrive in the States this year. A new entry-level model will be offered, with a 1.6-liter engine pushing out 134 horsepower. Not stellar numbers, but remember the Elise is super lightweight, contributing to its top speed of 124 mph and 0-60 time of about 6 seconds. Step up to the Elise R and 0-60 drops to 5.4 and top speed jumps to 138. What’s not to love about the Elise? Hot, sexy, small, and fast. I’m in!

What other 2011 models are you looking forward to?

-tgriffith

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4 Comments

  1. The non sped version of the XFR is about $80k, so maybe 90-100. Bentley supersport I’m guessing much closer to $200k

  2. If I have to ask on here, it means it wasn’t mentioned in the Motorweek article, gotcha.

  3. The XKR special looks perhaps like a sinister Ford Taurus. Interesting the article title has most expensive, yet there is no mention of window sticker prices on any of the cars.

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