Located in our Pleasanton showroom, we are pleased to offer this immaculate 2007 Jaguar XKR---still under factory warranty, still with the "new car" smell, but *not* with its original $90,000 price tag!
Outfitted in Indigo Blue paint over a dark charcoal full leather interior, this understatedly elegant car has everything one could want with a car, including an amazingly comfortable yet always-feeling-in-control ride with incredible power derived from a twin-supercharged powerplant, capable of turning a zero-to-60 in 4.9 seconds and topping out at over 155 mph---if you really need to!
Besides the driver's seat, the best vantage point from which to enjoy Jaguar's supercharged XKR may be from behind it. All the better to admire the sinuousness of its arching fenders and tapered rump, this vantage point puts you front and center for a guttural blast from the XKR's four exhaust pipes. Jaguar designers, engineers, and product types have given the marque's "Grace, Pace, Space" mantra a shot of protein powder and sent the XK model to a spin class. She's fitter, trimmer, lighter, and hotter for sure--yet elegant as ever.
From "Motor Trend" Magazine's write up on the car from its October, 2006 issue:
"We've lauded the aluminum-structured and dressed XK in previous reviews, and it was with great anticipation we flogged the amped-up R version through the south of France (forget, by the way, any talk of champagne, chateaus, or political disagreements--this country is brimming with miles upon miles of great driving roads). The R is available as a coupe and convertible, and we drove both among fields of waving wheat, brilliant sunflowers, and rolling vineyards.
The transformation from standard to R spec is straightforward, and chief engineer Mike Cross summarizes it succinctly. "Working with [the naturally aspirated model] as our base, our brief was to create 'XK plus 30 percent'--the ultimate sports GT for the real world." The 4.2-liter V8 gets a supercharger and intercooler (something Jaguar has been at since 1995) that cranks up the heat from 300 to 420 horsepower; variable cam timing on the intake side is new as well.
The only transmission offered or needed is the superb ZF six-speed automatic employed by many upscale Europeans. It allows you the choice of standard drive, Sport drive (higher shift points, more driver adaptation), or full manual control via paddle shifters done Ferrari-style: Tug the right paddle for upshifts, the left for down. The aforementioned quad-tipped exhaust is of the active variety, meaning that baffles adjust the burble between quiet for cruising and muscular under hard accel. Front spring rates are up 38 percent, while the rears are 24 percent stiffer. The steering is firmed up for more weight and quicker response. The Computer Active Technology Suspension (or CATS--cute) damping system is recalibrated for firmer body control. There's but one minor change to the structure, the addition of a rear-shock tower strut brace.
Nineteen-inch Jupiter alloys are standard, with lovely 20-inch Cremona wheels optional. More go demands more whoa, so the R gets badged calipers and the front rotor size increases from 12.8 to 14.0 inches. Visual upgrades are subtle: all-mesh grillework up front in a revised fascia, functional hood vents that proclaim "Supercharged," aluminum-finished side vents, some badging. The interior gets more supportive sport seats, and much of the logically designed IP is faced in a terrific-looking, latticed aluminum trim. For those who prefer "timber" to "ally," lustrous walnut fascias are a no-cost option.
The XKR is what it ought to be: a fast, well-crafted, and hyper-attractive gran turismo that serves up a well-synthesized blend of sports and luxury. This Maximum Strength XK provides a sportier driving experience than its too-soft predecessor's, yet eats miles with ease, while soothing and exciting its occupants. What more could you ask for? Perhaps a quaint cottage in the south of France where you could park yours."
A rare, sophisticated and beautiful car--we have one of the nicer ones you will ever find on the market! Call us today at (925) 484-2262 for more details.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Pleasanton, CA 94566