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Jaguar XKR-S GT IS coming to the UK – just 10 available

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

Jaguar has raised production from 30 to 40 examples of its extreme, track-focused sportscar, the XKR-S GT, and announced that it will be coming to the UK.

When the striped carbon fibre-infused coupe was unveiled at this year’s New York motor show, Jaguar stated that the car, capable of going from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 300km/h, would only be offered for sale in North America and that each of the strictly limited examples would come with a $174,895 pricetag.

However, four months later Jaguar has had a change of heart and will be building a further 10 models specifically for its home market, the UK.

The company claims that the decision is a direct result of the unprecedented demand it has received since the car was unveiled and has promised that the first examples of the British version, which will cost £135,000, will start rolling off the production line and onto their owners’ immaculately landscaped driveways in October.

The XKR-S GT is based on the company’s flagship XKR luxury four-seat sports coupe but has been shaped and refined into a snarling race car that’s sufficiently road legal so that it can be driven to and from a race track as well as around it at breakneck speed.

Jaguar claims that its handy work, which includes the addition of carbon fibre wail-tail rear spoiler, side skirts and front chin spoiler and air splitter plus upgraded suspension, engine mapping and brakes, has resulted in the car setting a very impressive Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit lap time of 7m40s.


2014 Jaguar XKRS-GT Revealed

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

Jaguar has just revealed a new hardcore version of its XKR coupe called the 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT, which will see its world debut at this year’s New York International Auto Show.

“The XKR-S GT is the most extreme iteration of the Jaguar R Brand’s performance focus,” said Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, in the press release.

“Utilizing race-car derived technology, all-aluminum construction and an uncompromised approach to aerodynamic efficiency, the result is a car as capable on the track as it is exhilarating on the road.”

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

Developed by the company’s Engineered to Order (ETO) division, the XKR-S GT has an aggressive exterior with a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber canards and carbon fiber wheel arch spats.

There’s also a ventilated hood, a carbon fiber diffuser and a massive rear wing. Other changes include an aluminum valance and 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels with Pirelli Corsa tires that measure 255/35 front and 305/30 rear.

Jaguar XKR-S GT wheels

The sporty styling carries over to the interior as it is equipped with leather / Alcantara sport seats, red contrast stitching, aluminum paddle shifters and unique sill plates.

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT interior

Power is provided by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 550 HP (404 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels via an active electronic differential. This enables the XKR-S GT to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).

Jaguar XKR-S GT

According to worldcarfans, only 30 cars will be produced for North America—25 for the US, five for Canadians—and is set to fetch nearly $174,000 large.

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Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

jaguar xkr s convertible

Jaguar has unveiled its most powerful open-topped GT ever on the first day of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The automaker took the wraps off the XKR-S Convertible November 16, describing the model as a “new performance echelon” at the top of its XK range.

Boasting a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, the model tops out at 300 km/h and manages 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, the fastest time for a convertible Jaguar GT.
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Jaguar unveils its most powerful car ever

Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar has joined the 300 km/h club with the unveiling of its most powerful car yet, the XKR-S.

Billed as the fastest and most powerful series production vehicle ever made by the brand, the XKR-S is expected to be available to order in September this year.

Offering a 5.0 liter V8 engine, Jaguar’s latest cub has been designed around its speed qualities with a dramatically redesigned front and a separate rear spoiler.
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Jaguar XKR 75 special edition

Jaguar today dropped the first image and details on its new Jaguar XKR 75, which will debut at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 2.

The model celebrates Jaguar’s 75th anniversary and delivers a combination of increased performance, stronger chassis and better steering control along with higher grip levels.

The car received a power boost of 20 PS and now carries a total output of 530 PS and 655Nm (compared to 625Nm on XKR).
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2011 Jaguar XKR Speed Black Pack

For 2011 Jaguar is offering two new options packages for the top-of-the-line XKR coupe, the Speed Pack and Black Pack.

The Speed back boosts the XKR top speed from 250 km/h to 280 km/h with the aid of engine and transmission tweaks.

New aerodynamics including a sizable rear spoiler help keep it in check.

Body-coloured side sills and rear diffuser along with red brake calipers give it a bit of a visual edge as well.

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