Jaguar XKR-S GT revealed ahead of New York Auto Show debut [video]

Jaguar XKR-S GT is the ultimate track-focused but road-going iteration of the XK coupe. The XKR-S GT will make its debut tomorrow at the New York Auto Show and initial production will be limited to just 30 cars for the North American market.

If there is enough demand we will very likely see a right-hand drive model as well in the near future.

Power comes from a 542bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine linked to a six-speed automatic, that carries over unchanged from the XKR-S. 0-60mph comes in 3.9 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 186mph.

Changes compared to the XKR include extensive aerodynamic and suspension changes, as well as carbon ceramic brakes. The aerodynamic bodykit includes a carbon fibre front splitter, dive-planes and a huge rear wing.

The XKR-S GT’s front track is 52mm wider than that of the XKR-S while the rear remains the same. The steering rack is from the F-TYPE, with a correspondingly faster ratio and retuned steering valve.

All this rides on gloss black 20-inch forged and lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in specially developed Pirelli Corsa performance tyres (255/35 and 305/30 front/rear). The XKR-S GT is available exclusively in Polaris White with unique graphics.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


RELATED POSTS

Bespoke Range Rovers by Royal College of Art students are surprisingly awesome
BMW CS Vintage Concept combines retro with a modern touch
All-new 2015 Volvo XC90 - first official look inside the new flagship SUV
Skoda unveils Yeti, Octavia and Superb Tour de France limited editions
Jaguar Land Rover introduces self-learning intelligent car concept of the future
All-new 2015 Hyundai i20 teased - official design renderings
Volvo S60 Cross Country saloon is a segment first and we love it
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - first details and pictures
Watch BAC Mono outgun the McLaren P1 GTR at Anglesey Coastal Circuit
New updated Skoda Octavia ready for orders, priced from £17,055
Tip For Choosing And Buying A Used Car
Infiniti reveals ┬┤Prototype 9' at Pebble Beach
Tags: , , , , , ,
linode.com