Jaguar North America has announced that the forthcoming 2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible sports cars will soon arrive to North America and will cost U.S. customers $86,500 and $92,500 respectively. First unveiled about a year ago during 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Jaguar XK project code X150‘s design is based on the Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe Concept architecture, but, predictably, features an even more refined interior.
As the British company put it in their press release, these are the basic prices that are given without the value of additional packages that are ordered separately and will probably make the final price skyrocket through the roof and right into stratosphere.
However, even in base trim, the vehicles are quite interesting and seem to offer good value for the obscene money the British brand plans to charge you for them. For the money, XKR’s buyers will get their British cats with nicely sculpted 19-inch wheels, six-speed automatic gearboxes with F1-style paddle shifters, an Active Exhaust System and uprated springs and dampers.
Both the 2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe> and the XKR Convertible will be available with the same supercharged V8 capable to produce a maximum of 420 hp @ 6,250 rpm and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque, which is enough to accelerate the XKR from zero to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Those, who consider the standard version too cheap and democratic, may also want to order three additional packages, including a $2,100 Luxury Package (finer leather, power seats and leather-trimmed instrument panel), a $1,875 Premium Sound Package (Alpine 525-watt, 8-speaker system with SIRIUS satellite radio), and an Adaptive Cruise Controlfor $2,200.