The Jaguar XKR Coupe is a performance model of the Jaguar XK X100 generation. The XKR was manufactured between 1998 and 2006.The XKR is powered by the 4.0L V8 from the Jaguar XK8, but fitted with a supercharger. The engine was replaced by a 4.2L version in 2003.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
The Jaguar XKR is feautered in the PlayStation One release of Need for Speed: High Stakes as a class C vehicle. It is purchasable for $40,000 and can be equipped with upgrades.
The XKR is faster than the Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and Aston Martin DB7. Acceleration is its best trait. The handling of the XKR suffers due to its high kerb weight, which makes turning in tight corners difficult.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
The Jaguar XKR in any release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 can only be driven by racers.
It is available from the beginning in the PC, Xbox and Gamecube releases. The NFS Edition of the XKR can be unlocked upon collecting 10,000 NFS points.
The Jaguar XKR is also unlocked from the start in the PlayStation 2 release, and is classed as a class D vehicle. A NFS Edition variant is included in this title as well, which is unlocked upon accumulating 150,000 NFS points.
Due to its high weight, the XKR is prone to understeer in corners. It can accelerate quickly and hits an average top speed. The heaviness of the car can be useful for sustaining damage in the Hot Pursuit mode.
|Jaguar XK (Model Range)|
|XKR Coupe (1998) • XKR Convertible (1998) • XK8 • XK (2006) • XKR (2009)|