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Falling under Ford's Premier Auto Group umbrella as Jaguar did for years carried certain benefits, but it also kept the cat at bay. With Aston Martin looming overhead in the same group, there was only so high Jaguar could take its XK coupe without encroaching on Aston's territory. Now that Aston's gone independent and Jaguar, together with Land Rover, was bought by Indian automaker Tata Motors, the cat's out of the bag.
As a result, the XKR keeps getting faster and faster, more and more expensive and all the more desirable for it. In the latest development, Jaguar is preparing the tantalizing XKR Special Editions. For starters, output from the supercharged V8 engine is up to 510 horsepower. That's supercar territory, make no mistake about it. The special editions come in two flavors: the Speed Pack, with a top end of 174 miles per hour, and the Black Pack, which gives the XKR a set of glossy 20" wheels and extra black trim all around. The new special Jags will be unveiled at the fast-approaching Geneva show, so stay tuned.
Gallery: Jaguar XKR Special Editions