The Jaguar XKR-S Convertible 2012 is the most powerful and fastest open-topped GT Jaguar has ever built. Supercharged AJ-V8 GENIII petrol engine produces 550PS (405kW) and 502lb/ft (680Nm) and catapults the car from 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).
2012 JAGUAR XKR-S CONVERTIBLE
The XKR-S Convertible takes the raft of performance, dynamics, design and interior upgrades already introduced to much acclaim on its coupe sibling to create Jaguar’s fastest ever open-topped GT.The building block for the car’s explosive performance is an uprated version of the 5.0-litre supercharged AJ-V8 engine, which produces 550PS (405kW) and 502lb/ft (680Nm) of torque.These figures represent a power increase of 8 percent and torque increase of 9 percent over the Jaguar XKR.
Underpinning this potent performance is a comprehensive package of suspension upgrades which refine the XK’s dynamic abilities still further, creating an intimate connection between the car, the driver and the road, enhanced still further in this open-topped GT.
Reflecting the car’s uprated dynamic abilities are interior and exterior styling changes. Externally the XKR-S Convertible is dramatically differentiated from other XK models with carefully calibrated aerodynamic aids that allow it to perform flawlessly at very high speeds. This sense of drama is continued inside the car with Jaguar Performance seats that feature increased support for driver and passenger during high-speed cornering. The seats are finished in carbon leather and feature 16-way adjustment and heating while carbon is also used to trim the cabin and emphasise the car’s assertive nature.
Both front and rear suspension systems have been revised. A new aluminium steering knuckle in the front double wishbone suspension increases camber stiffness by 23 percent to provide even greater levels of steering accuracy and feedback. To increase stability and control, the Active Differential has been uprated to reduce steering sensitivity at very high speeds.
2011 CARLSSON CK63 RS
The Mercedes Benz CLS has a strange vibe into it. With its swooping shape, it has managed to combine the defining characteristics of a sedan and a coupe all at the same time. AMG, Mercedes Benz’s tuning arm, has created the CLS63 AMG mainly to satisfy those people that have an incessant craving for speed. But still, Carlsson has managed to bring out something more out of the already monstrous CLS63 with the 2011 Carlsson CK63 RS.
Among super sedans, the Carlsson CK63 RS has only few peers. Combining stylish swagger, a lovingly constructed cockpit, and earthshaking performance, it is a beast in a CLS’s clothing. Forged wheels are installed in this car, allowing for weight savings of up to 40 percent compared to a same sized wheel.
However, the interior leaves nothing to chance, with the finest materials such as wood, leather, and Alcantara combining to create a homey experience. Mercedes Benz’s elite construction combined with Carlsson’s superb attention to detail make the interior as spectacular as the car’s style and performance.
A comprehensive aerodynamic package has been equipped with Carlsson in order to further accentuate the attractive lines of the CLS and also to improve its aerodynamic efficiency. A more aggressive presence is done using a front spoiler lip and black accents on the grille inserts. Additional aerodynamic equipment includes a discreetly shaped rear spoiler and a rear diffuser. This equips the car in preparation for its more powerful engine. The same 6.3 liter Mercedes Benz engine is upgraded with 2 turbochargers to increase output to 649 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque.