FEATURES & OPTIONS
Discover an exhilarating combination of Grand Touring performance and agile handling.
The six-speed fully adaptive shift system in the XK delivers lightning-quick gear changes, and is optimized for performance and economy. For a heightened driving experience and increased involvement, gears can also be selected manually using the paddles, which are conveniently mounted behind the steering wheel.
Thanks to Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)4, the XK can increase stability in unexpected situations when it detects wheelspin. The system’s default setting automatically improves available grip by braking individual wheels. To allow some slippage or overspin before the system kicks in, switch to TracDSC. In addition, DSC can also be completely turned off for special circumstances.
Designed to keep the car as stable as possible and to provide superior traction over asphalt and loose surfaces, the electronic Active Differential4 – standard on the XKR and XKR-S – detects slippage and varies the power supplied to each rear wheel.
The Active Speed Limiter (ASL) system is fitted as standard equipment throughout the range, and offers increased convenience during highway driving. ASL allows the driver to select a maximum speed that should not be exceeded.4
Designed entirely in-house, the Jaguar 5.0 liter V8 engine is a showcase of advanced technologies. Spray-guided direct fuel injection, Variable Camshaft Timing, and optimized intake and exhaust tracts all help maximize power and efficiency. The XKR and XKR-S V8s receive forced-air induction courtesy of a sixth-generation Eaton supercharger. While the XKR engine’s 510 horsepower is very impressive, the XKR-S pumps out 550 horsepower – true supercar territory.3