Jaguar XKR-S Deemed Too Slow For American Tastes

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The Jaguar XKR is undeniably a sexy beast of a car. That being said, adding an "S" to the end of the name, tweaking the suspension and tires, and futzing with the nose styling apparently doesn't add up to a car fast enough to justify US sales. Jag USA has decided the S model, having the same 175 MPH top speed and same acceleration to 60 as its non-S brother — at a higher price — is best left on foreign shores. We'd be lying if we said we were heartbroken over this, but we hear there's a 5.0 liter, 500 HP XKR on the way, so, we'll take one of those instead. [AutoWeek]


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Why don't they have 175mph top speed for all XKs again?