As Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production car to date, the XKR–S is no poseur. Its aggressive and sleek lines are straight out of the jungle yet not without grace. The super-charged 5.0-liter V8 brings over 540 horsepower to the table and 502 foot-pounds of torque to keep you slammed back in your seat. That’s enough juice to make the XKR–S Jaguar’s first full production car to become a member of the elite 186 mph (300kmh) and higher club. Keeping all this power grounded and sticky is an adaptive damping and stability control system with unique programming and revised rear-suspension geometry. Inside are plenty of leather and all the high quality accoutrements you would expect. The XKR–S strays from Jaguar’s typical design approach, but that’s part of its appeal.