Disastrous Jaguar XKR-S GT exposed

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Disastrous Jaguar XKR-S GT exposed

The XKR-S GT has been developed by Jaguar’s ETO division to be the ultimate track-focused but road-going iteration of the XK coupe. Extensive aerodynamic and suspension changes, as well as the addition of carbon ceramic brakes, have combined to give the XKR-S GT race-car inspired connected feel and braking performance. Initial production will be limited to just 30 cars for the North American market.

A range of bespoke carbon fibre components, including an extended front splitter, dive-planes and elevated rear wing, all work to maximise the XKR-S GT’s aerodynamic downforce. Technical learning from the development of the new Jaguar F-TYPE two-seater sports car has also been applied to the XKR-S GT’s suspension and steering systems, optimising both immediacy of response to driver input and agility.

Disastrous Jaguar XKR-S GT exposed

XJR and XKR-S GT

Stunning performance is provided by Jaguar’s proven 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, boasting 550PS and 680Nm, driving through a six-speed transmission and active electronic differential. Combined with the aerodynamic and suspension changes, plus revisions to the traction control system’s calibration, the result in straight-line terms is a 0-60mph time of 3.9 seconds. Electronically limited top speed is 186mph.

The XKR-S GT is available in Polaris White with unique graphics and Jaguar R-S GT script on its louvred bonnet. The Warm Charcoal interior – with red accents – features 16-way electrically adjustable ‘Performance’ seats finished in soft-grain leather and Suedecloth with the Jaguar and R-S GT scripts integrated into the backrests. Jet Suedecloth headlining and a Jet Suedecloth steering wheel, with aluminium paddle shifters, are fitted as standard. Script to the treadplates and console highlight the exclusiveness of the XKR-S GT.

“The XKR-S GT is the most extreme iteration of the Jaguar R Brand’s performance focus. Utilising race-car derived technology, all-aluminium 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.” Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar

XKR-S GT Technical specification

XKR-S GT
Engine5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol
Capacity (cc)5000
Bore/Stroke (mm)92.5/93
Bore/Stroke (inches)3.64/3.66
Peak Power (PS@rpm)550@6000-6500
Peak Power (kW@rpm)405@6000-6500
Peak Torque (lb/ft @rpm)502@2500-5500
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)680@2500-5500
TransmissionSix-speed automatic
0-60mph (secs)3.9 sec
Top Speed (mph | km/h)186 | 300 (electronically limited)
Combined Economy                           (EU mpg | l/100km | US mpg)23.0|12.3 | 17
CO2 Emissions (g/km)292

 

 

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