Jaguar took the ribbons off the XKR-S GT at the New York Auto Show and is billing it as the “track ready version of the XK coupe.” With an initial production run of only 30 cars for North America, the newest Jaguar instantly becomes one of the storied company’s rarest.
The XKR-S GT, based on the XKR-S coupe, was created by the ETO division of the company, which crafts special edition and custom versions of Jaguars and Land Rovers. Previous Jaguar models developed by ETO include the XKR-S, the XJ Ultimate and the XFR-S.
The XKR-S GT is equipped with unique aerodynamic components and suspension developments. Combined, they increase downforce and optimize high-speed cornering ability.
Under the hood, the XKR-S GT is a certifiable beast. A supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine means the Jag will hit 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed? Well, all we know is that the XKR-S GT is electronically limited to top out at 186mph.
“The XKR-S GT is the most extreme iteration of the Jaguar R Brand’s performance focus,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s global brand director.
The GT sports a carbon ceramic brake system, a first for a production Jaguar and deploys a new development of front and rear suspension that includes a wider front track, a new steering system and faster steering ratio. The technology is adapted from Jaguar’s new F-TYPE two-seater sports car.
The XKR-S GT will roll out in “polaris white” exterior color with unique graphics and Jaguar R-S GT script. The charcoal-color interior with red accents has 16-way electrically adjustable seats finished in soft-grain leather and suedecloth, which is also found in the matching headlining and steering wheel.
The GT’s wheels are 20-inch forged and lightweight alloy with Pirelli Corsa 255/35 front and 305/30 rear tires.
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