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 4.0-litre V8 from the Jaguar XK8, but fitted with a supercharger. The engine was replaced by a 4.2-litre version in 2003.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
The XKR Coupe appears in the PlayStation 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 XKR Coupe appears in 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, and is also unlocked from the start in the PlayStation 2 release as a class D vehicle.
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.
The NFS Edition is unlocked in the PC, Xbox, and GameCube releases upon collecting 10,000 NFS points, and is unlocked in the PlayStation 2 release upon accumulating 150,000 NFS points.
- In the PlayStation 2 release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, the Jaguar XKR Coupe features an unused duplicated colour which can be found in game files.