Jaguar’s entry ticket into the 300km/h series production cars club, the Jaguar XKR-S features a number of engineering feats. This video released by Jaguar features an animated clip of the internals of the Jaguar AJ-V8 Gen III R direct-injection engine, which features quad camshafts, all of which have a dual-independant variable cam timing system that features actuation rates of more than 150 degrees per second. The powerplant with a revised fuelling map boosts power and torque to 550PS and 680Nm.
The video also emphasizes the aerodynamic superiority of the car. There’s also a juicy bit towards the end that shows the internals of the active differential. In Trac DSC (Dynamic Stability Control System) mode this utilises specific traction, stability and eDiff settings to alter slip thresholds, differential torque distribution and intervention levels to allow the experienced driver to limit the computer’s intrusion and put to use the hand eye feet coordination skills very few of the human race have been gifted with.