Top Gear’s Season 17 Episode 4 is now available. In this episode: This is a very funny episode. The team uses caravans to attempt to make train travel cheaper, faster and more interesting, replacing the normal locomotive with a specially modified car and carriages.
Moreover, in this episode, we have two interesting cars – the new Nissan GT-R and the British made Jaguar XKR-S.
Talking about these cars, the 2012 update injects even more testosterone into the all-wheel-drive beast from Japan ( GT-R ), boosting horsepower to 530 and torque to 448 lb-ft. Both front and rear downforce measurements are said to increase by 10 percent compared to those of the current car, and Nissan also claims the overall coefficient of drag drops from 0.27 to 0.26. Anyway, how does 0-60 in 2.88 seconds sound?
On the US market, the new GT-R is on sale from February with prices starting at $89,950 for the Premium model and $95,100 for the Black Edition.
Moving back in Britain, we don’t have to underestimate the Jag XKR-S. The Jaguar XKR-S is the most extreme expression yet of Jaguar’s passion for building beautiful, fast cars. The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S produces 550 bhp and 502 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to a higher output version of the company’s supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The car is capable to hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 mph.
In addition to the engine and aero tweaks, the XKR-S’ suspension has been reworked, there are new 16-way power sport seats with ‘carbon-fibre effect’ leather, and the whole shebang will be capped off with a price tag of around £97,000 on-the-road – that’s $158,000 U.S and compared to the GT-R, ~ $63,000 more!
Special guest: Rowan Atkinson
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