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2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible Headed To 2011 L.A. Auto Show


Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) may be skipping the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to exhibit in India, but it looks like the automaker will boost its presence at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show to make up for it.

First up is the world debut of the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible, which joins the XKR-S Coupe as the fastest and most powerful Jaguar models ever built. Both Coupe and Convertible boast a 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8 good for 542 horsepower and 502 lb.-ft. of torque.

In Coupe form, that’s good enough for a 0 to 60 time of 4.2 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 186 miles per hour. Since the convertible will likely carry a few more pounds, expect similar but not identical performance numbers.

Next up is the North American debut of Jaguar’s stunning C-X16 Production Concept, which combines a 3.0-liter, 375 horsepower supercharged V6 with a 94 horsepower hybrid drivetrain to produce a true “performance hybrid.”

The C-X16 will see limited production, and we expect that the final version will look quite a bit like the production concept.

On the Land Rover side, JLR will show the DC100 and DC100 Sport for the first time in North America. The hard-top DC100 and open-top DC100 Sport are meant to be design studies for what a future Land Rover Defender could look like, and the DC100 sports new paint, new wheels and more aggressive off-road tires for it’s L.A. appearance.

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  1. hahaha please dont release that. i dont think that Jag should be releaseing a car with an MG-F front end
     
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  2. @WizardsLore, I didn't see that until you pointed it out. Now, that's all I see...
     
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  3. @ Kurt...haha im suprised you didnt see it. It seems the UK designers are being very lazy, seeing as the XKR is following an MGF and the Bentley Continental is a copy of a Rover 75
     
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  4. @ Kurt...haha im suprised you didnt see it. It seems the UK designers are being very lazy, seeing as the XKR is following an MGF and the Bentley Continental is a copy of a Rover 75
     
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  5. @WizardsLore, just as long as Aston Martin doesn't begin copying TVR...
     
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  6. Aston could do worse that copy some of TVR's styling. It is crazy enough to give some original identity to different models in the line up. Aston for all the beauty of the DBS needs to veer slightly diffferently with its next design. evolution is possible with a change. i mean the 911 for all the complainst is a different style completely and has clearly evolved in the past 40 years. You put an origianl 901 or even a 356 against the 991 and you will a huge Revolution in design that was evolutionary in its execution
     
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  7. i see that this new Jaguar MGF has sold out its first allotment haha
     
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  8. @WizardsLore, which just proves that velocity triumphs over all...
     
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  9. but automotive blindness will also prevail too :)
    for the money give me a GTR or a 911 Carrera S
     
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