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

Jaguar XKR-S GT

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.

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