The Jaguar XKR is a truly superb GT car that combines class leading comfort and refinement with the kind of performance that’s usually reserved for out and out sports cars. The supercharged V8 may not be the most economical option, but it’s an absolute peach – I defy anyone not to grin from ear to ear when they put their foot down in an XKR!
This is probably the best looking car that Jaguar has built since the E-Type, and the interior is every bit as sleek and stylish. I really believe that Jaguar is up there with the best when it comes to cabin design, and having spent a while driving the XKR, I can’t help but feel slightly underwhelmed when I slide into the driver’s seat of my own car.
The XKR doesn’t disappoint when it comes to technology either, with one of the best factory fitted navigation systems I’ve used. But it’s that 525W Bowers and Wilkins hi-fi that’s the highlight – it might sound like hyperbole, but I have simply never heard music in a car sound this good. It really is that simple.
Obviously this isn’t a cheap car, and there are a lot of options when you’re spending over £70,000. Even so, Jaguar has created a car that’s so accomplished in so many areas, that it makes a very strong case for itself, no matter how exotic the competition.