Jaguar's Fastest Cat

Performance meets luxury in the sleek and supercharged XKR, Jag's finest sports car yet

A detail of the aluminum finish grille on the Jaguar XKR sports car.

The first time I drove the 2007 Jaguar XKR coupe, I didn't get beyond the parking lot. The engine had a problem, a warning light indicated, and Jaguar did not want me testing a glitchy version of a car that retails for $90,575 (including options). This was not a good sign. It wasn't long ago that Jaguar was considered the Lada of luxury models, so prone to breakdowns that mechanics could send their kids to college on the repair bills. Jaguar has, in fact, vastly improved since Ford Motor Co. bought the venerable English brand in 1989. According to the latest...

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