Anyone in the mood for a more vicious Jaguar?
According to Autocar, Jag has confirmed that a more powerful version of the XKR will go into production later this year. The car will be based on the XKR Goodwood Special, which has a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 pumping out 530 horsepower. It also features a lowered suspension, tweaked exhaust, and larger wheels. Top speed? At least 186 miles per hour.
As cool as this Jag could be, there may be a car on the way that could absolutely crush it.
In the world of automobiles, market-specific models certainly aren’t uncommon. What is out of the ordinary, though, is for BMW to release a special U.S.-only edition of a high-end M performance model. But that is exactly what the German automaker is about to do, as it has released a series of teaser images of what it says will be an M3 for U.S. buyers only.
Right now it’s anyone’s guess if the Yankee version will come as an M3 coupe, sedan, convertible, or all three. Whatever form(s) it takes, the car will have a unique interior as well as BMW’s double-clutch automatic transmission. Further performance details are unknown, but we will fill in the blanks for you as soon as we find out!
Finally, if you feel the need to have the capability to hit 60 miles per hour in about 2 seconds, you’ll be interested in the latest news of a special edition Bugatti Veyron: The Veyron Supersport will have 1,200 horsepower, reach a top speed of 264 mph, and accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.2 seconds. Completely unnecessary and utterly pointless, but you’d be crazy to not want one.
If the rumors are true, the car will be revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours this August.
Bugatti’s 1,200 horsepower make me wonder: When will a production car break the 2-second 0-60 barrier?