The Jaguar XKR-S has been awarded the title of '2011 Sports Car of the Year' by the respected German motoring magazine, Auto Bild Sportscars, following a poll of more than 70,000 of its readers. The XKR-S - the most powerful production car Jaguar has built - competed in the 'Production Sports Car Coupes' category, where it took 14.3 per cent of all votes, ahead of the Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi RS5 in their home market.
"Winning the first prize in a segment dominated by premium German competitors makes us particularly proud", said Mike Wright, Executive Director Jaguar Land Rover. "The vote for the XKR-S proves that Jaguar's desire to build powerful but beautiful cars resonates extremely well with those who have a passion for sports and performance cars." The XKR-S has been developed at the Jaguar Test and Engineering Centre at the Nürburgring.