Peak Performers: 2012 Jaguar XKR-S and 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC

Daniel Byrne

2012 Jaguar XKR-S
Base price: $132,875

Powertrain
Engine: 32-valve DOHC supercharged V-8
Displacement: 5.0 liters (305 cu in)
Power: 550 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 502 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel

Chassis
Steering: Hydraulically assisted
Suspension, front: Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Multilink, coil springs
Brakes: Vented discs, ABS
Tires: Pirelli PZero
Tire size f, r: 255/35YR-20, 295/30YR-20

Measurements
L x W x H: 188.7 x 74.5 x 51.6 in
Wheelbase: 108.3 in
Track F/R: 61.4/63.3 in
Headroom F/R: 37.4/30.2 in
Legroom F/R: 43.0/27.6 in
Cargo capacity: 11.7 cu ft
Weight: 3968 lb

Performance
0-60 mph: 4.2 sec
top speed: 186 mph
epa mileage: 15/22 mpg


2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC
Base price: $143,400

Powertrain
Engine: 32-valve DOHC V-8
Displacement: 4.7 liters (286 cu in)
Power: 444 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 376 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel

Chassis
Steering: Hydraulically assisted
Suspension, front: Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Control arms, coil springs
Brakes: Vented discs, ABS
Tires: Pirelli PZero
Tire size f, r: 245/35YR-20, 285/35YR-20

Measurements
L x W x H: 194.2 x 75.4 x 52.9 in
Wheelbase: 115.8 in
Track F/R: 62.4/62.6 in
Headroom F/R: 39.0/35.8 in
Legroom F/R: 41.7/30.1 in
Cargo capacity: 9.2 cu ft
Weight: 4145 lb

Performance
0-60 mph: 4.8 sec
top speed: 185+ mph
epa mileage: 11/19 mpg

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hawkdawg
It is difficult for me to imagine myself picking a car weighing 200 pounds more, with over 125 less ft. lbs of torque, for the same money.  On the right road in the right conditions (which would be relatively common), that power/weight gap would be instantly recognizable, completely undeniable, and quite significant to the driving experience.
tonkatoytruck
Pretty expensive sports cars considering the Maserati can not even keep up with a 550i or E550 in a straight line at twice the price and half the space!
jagcarl
The Jag was to for the tester.In the future you should get a tester that not such a pussy when their is at least one fast car to test.

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