Jaguar will launch its most potent series production car ever, the all-new XKR-S, at the Geneva motorshow on March 1. This all-new model will significantly broaden the appeal of the XK range, offering enthusiastic drivers a compelling, fresh choice in the luxury GT class. With an uprated supercharged V8 engine, overhauled suspension and a new aerodynamically-driven design, the XKR-S is the ultimate expression of Jaguar's long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance.While efforts by Nissan's Global Production Engineering Centre make the (fourth generation) Micra the lightest (at 905kgs for XE) in its segment without sacrificing sturdiness, the balance between weight and sturdiness was achieved in numerous ways by reducing number of components and using newer manufacturing and material processing techniques. One of the three models based on the V-Platform by Nissan, the Micra is expected to address the need of a roomy, compact and light weight automobile that was designed for global application and deep localisation in mind.The XKR-S produces 550PS and 680Nm of torque, enough power to offer a top speed of 186mph (300km/h). Its performance credentials speak for themselves: 0-60mph takes 4.2 seconds, with 0-100mph dismissed in just 8.6 seconds. The XKR-S is not merely the quickest Jaguar ever, but also the most agile, responsive and driver-focused. It exploits the XK's strong, lightweight aluminium body architecture to maximise both handling and economy. Alongside its incredible performance, the XKR-S is the only car in its class that emits less than 300g/km CO2.Bespoke suspension changes to the front and rear offer ultimate precision, control and driver appeal, while a reprogrammed Adaptive Dynamics system allows the enthusiastic driver to explore the edges of the handling envelope.Alongside the exciting new XKR-S, Jaguar will be marking the 50th anniversary of the E-Type with the first in a series of celebrations that take place during 2011. Jaguar will be hosting E-Type drives at the Parc des Eaux Vives in Geneva, where the original car was launched by the marque's founder Sir William Lyons half a century ago.