I ran an XKR for eighteen months and to say I loved it was an understatement. In fact I became an XKR bore telling anyone who would listen how it brilliantly bisected the 911 and Merc SL market, serving up serious sports car performance and more laid-back cruiser.
And yes it's even better than the standard car. Sharper, meaner and almost indecent corning ability. In fact even in these stricken times it's almost a crime that Jag is only making 200 of them.